Country Singer Freddy Fender Dies at 69

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  1. Love Them Cats

    Love Them Cats New Member

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    HOUSTON (Oct. 14) - Freddy Fender, the "Bebop Kid" of the Texas-Mexico border who later turned his twangy tenor into the smash country ballad "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," died Saturday. He was 69.
    Fender, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in early 2006, died at noon at his Corpus Christi home with his family at his bedside, said Ron Rogers, a family spokesman.
     
  2. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    awww:sad2: Im so sorry to hear that. My prayers and condolences to his family, friends, and fans. I always did like his singing.
     

  3. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Oh no, I loved his music. Another legend gone.
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Gonna miss that guy.
     
  5. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    He was a good singer.i remember that song very well.My condolences to all who were family and close friends.That blasted Cancer,the same thing killed my brother-in-law at 47 years of age.Doc said it was cigaretts that killed him.Today I hate to see anyone light up.Seems to me it's another nail in your coffin when ya do!:sad2:
     
  6. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    That is not good to read, enjoyed a few of his songs.
     
  7. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    He will live on in his music but will still be missed
     
  8. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    I had heard he had been in the hospital,but then the radio said just yesterday morning that he had been released and was doing better. And now he's gone .You just never know when your gonna take that last breath. Enjoyed his music,he will be missed. will keep his family in my thought and prayers at this time of sorrow.
     
  9. eggman

    eggman New Member

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    Dang, hate to hear this, Freddy was cool


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  10. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    he was before my time and cuz of that ive never heard of him but prayers are sent to the family and friends.