Veteran Country Music Icon Don Williams Die At 78

Don Williams
Texas native Don Williams, who forged his own musical identity in the 1970s with a unique and low-key style of country that earned him the nickname “The Gentle Giant,” passed away Friday, Sept. 8.

According to, a press release from the singer's PR team confirms his death "after a short illness," saying that funeral arrangements are pending.

He was 78 years old.