It has been reported by good sources that the American folk singer David Olney has died during a stage performance at a festival in Florida.
David was halfway through a song when he apologised, close his eyes, drop his head down and went quiet. This was reported by the two musicians performing with him onstage on Friday night.
Apparently he had suffered a heart attack on Friday night during the show in Santa Rose Beach. He died doing what he loved and sharing his talent with us all.
One of the musicians, Amy Rigby, who was performing alongside David wrote:
“He was very still, sitting upright with his guitar on, wearing the coolest hat and a beautiful rust suede jacket… I just want the picture to be as graceful and dignified as it was, because it at first looked like he was just taking a moment”.
David’s music was recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Steve Young and others.
RIP David, you were a good one with some very beautiful music, we still have your work but you will be missed.
Check out some of David’s music. The video below is David singing a live performance using his acoustic guitar: