Stonewall Jackson is no more. The iconic country singer passed away Saturday (November 4) following a “long battle” with vascular dementia. He was 89 at the time of his death.
Fans took to social media to mourn the loss of the legendary country musician, according to The Mirror. His death was announced in a press release issued by The Grand Ole Opry.
Jackson was a long-time performer on the radio show. He first appeared on the show in 1956 as a guitarist, a role he continued to perform till 2010. Many paid tribute to the artist for his distinctive music.
“Shout Out to Stonewall Jackson. He left a influence on the country music industry. Inducted. 89 RIP,” one fan wrote. Another said, “RIP to the great Stonewall Jackson. ‘I’ve got her sweet love on my mind – and that’s why I’m walkin…’ Underrated artist with such a distinctive sound.”
The legendary musician released a series of hits throughout his career including “Waterloo” and “I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water.” He also recorded his version of Lobo’s “Me and You and a Dog Named Boo” in 1971.