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Earl Thomas Conley Dead At Age 77

Country Music Community Memorializes The Late Earl Thomas Conley

Legendary country singer Earl Thomas Conley is dead at the age of 77. 

"Rolling Stone" confirms Conley died early Wednesday morning after a battle with a dementia-like condition. 

The 1980's hitmaker had a nearly unbroken streak of 18 number-one songs, including "Holding Her and Loving You," "Fire and Smoke" and "Somewhere Between Right and Wrong." 

Earl Thomas Conley discography

The country music community is heartbroken following the death Earl Thomas Conley. 

Blake Shelton was the first one to break the news yesterday morning.  He tweeted, "My heart is absolutely destroyed..." Shelton went on to say that Conley was his all-time favorite singer, hero and friend. 

Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, The Oakridge Boys and The Bellamy Brothers also shared their condolences on social media.

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