Country star Ronnie Prophet dead at 80
Country music star Ronnie Prophet has died at the age of 80 on Friday morning (Mar. 2) in Florida from cardiac and kidney failure.
“There are no words to express the heartache of losing my best friend and the love of my life. Ronnie’s sense of humour has sustained me through the years no matter the circumstances even to the very last,” his wife, singer Glory-Anne wrote on Facebook.
Prophet was a real country music legend, if we think to his 26 hit singles in Canada and five charting in the U.S. on Billboard, no mantioning the fact he hosted several television shows.
The singer earned two Juno Awards as well as accolades from the Canadian Country Music Association and the Big Country Awards. Furthermore he was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999, with Terri Clark honouring him in a tribute as “a showman, a gentleman, a true Canadian treasure.”
Prophet is survived by his wife, their children and grandchildren.