Monday, October 16, 2006

... the next teardrop falls ...

From the news wires ...

SAN BENITO, Texas -- 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.

Over the years, he grappled with drug and alcohol abuse, was treated for diabetes and underwent a kidney transplant.

Fender hit it big in 1975 after some regional success, years of struggling — and a stint in prison — when "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" climbed to No. 1 on the pop and country charts.

Rest in peace ... via con Dios ...


BTW ... foodie post right below this one ...



5 comments:

ArtfulDodger said...

Wow, sorry to hear that. I once saw Freedie perform when I was a wee Dodger, he was with the Statler Brothers and a couple of others. That was a long time ago and I don't remember much about it. I know my Mom liked that song though.

JMai said...

I don't know who that guy is, but lung cancer is a seriously toxic disease. STOP THE SMOKING NOWWWWWWW, PEOPLE!

Kristen said...

Very sad.......

da buttah said...

i have no clue who the homeboy is..but, um..that sucks he died?

Chrissie said...

Hey baby que paso? I thought I was your only vato!