​Don Williams, Country Music Star, Dead at 78

​Don Williams, Country Music Star, Dead at 78

INDIO, CA – APRIL 28: Don Williams performs onstage during 2013 Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival held at The Empire Polo Club on April 28, 2013 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

Country music star, Don Williams, nicknamed “ Gentle Giant” has passed at the age of 78.

According to Billboard, the singer’s PR team confirmed the news, saying he died “after a short illness.”

Williams was behind hit songs “ Tulsa Time” and “ It Must Be Love,” which topped the charts after they were released.

His tribute album “ Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams “ was issued in May, a day after he clocked 78.

The album featured performances of his songs by current country heavyweights, including Garth Brooks and Lady Antebellum .

Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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