Roy Clark Tributes Come From All Over

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When news arrived of the death of master guitarist Roy Clark, there was an outpouring of respect from a broad cross-section of celebrities: fellow musicians, a race car driver and even a record-setting test pilot. The country star and longtime host of Hee Haw died November 15, 2018, at 85, from complications of pneumonia.

Here are a sampling of tributes to Clark, calling him “a true southern gentleman” and “greatest guitar and banjo picker ever.”

Dolly Parton was quoted in a statement published by Billboard: “Roy Clark was one of the greatest ever. His spirit will never die. I loved him dearly and he will be missed.”

Dwight Yoakam, via his Facebook page: “A deceptively talented, and disarmingly charming musician, who became a warm and familiar friend to millions on TVs in living rooms across America. Always with a self deprecating wink, a mischievous smile and twinkle in his eye. Rest peacefully Roy…”


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