Charley Pride, the legendary Black Country star, has passed away at 86 after battling COVID-19 complications.

The news of his death was confirmed by his publicist, as reported by the Rolling stone. Charley managed to leave a mark on people as he showcased his talent over the years. His love for music had an impact and skill to make people fall in love with his music, and within no time, he became a legend in the country music industry.

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Who is Charley Pride’s wife Rozene Cohran?

Rozene Cohran has always been supportive of Charley and his career. The pair met each other while Charley was playing a baseball match in Memphis. From there, their relationship blossomed, and the two decided to get married. They walked down the aisle in 1956 when Charley was on Christmas leave from his Army duties.

The pair went on to have three children. Later, Charley formed his band and continued performing. Rozene was often spotted with him as she stood by him as his support system. The two have been vocal about their love for each other. The pair went on to buy a family home in Dallas, Texas. The eight-bedroom mansion soon became their forever home. At the time of his death, Charley was surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Celebrities remember CharleyPride after his death

Many celebrities came forward and expressed their thoughts on the news. “I’m so heartbroken that one of my dearest and oldest friends, Charley Pride, has passed away. It’s even worse to know that he passed away from COVID-19. What a horrible, horrible virus. Charley, we will always love you,” Dolly Parton wrote.

“Charley Pride will always be a legend in Country music. He will truly be missed but will always be remembered for his great music, wonderful personality and his big heart. My thoughts are with his wife Rozene and their family. RIP, Charley,” Reba tweeted.

“Charley Pride was a dear friend & truly one of the sweetest men in the music business. I was privileged to be his opening act when I first came to town.” Lee Greenwood added. “Charley Pride was a trail blazer whose remarkable voice & generous spirit broke down barriers in country music just as his hero Jackie Robinson had in baseball. His last performance was his hit, “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin.” Now he is one,” Ken Burns remembered.

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