Joe Bonsall, the tenor singer of the Oak Ridge Boys, died at 76 after a four-year battle with ALS. He retired from touring earlier this year due to his illness. Bonsall, who lived in Hendersonville, Tennessee, passed away on July 9. His death follows shortly after Rusty Golden, the son of another Oak Ridge Boys member, also passed away.

The Oak Ridge Boys, famous for songs like “Elvira” and “Bobbie Sue,” have won five Grammys and were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015. Bonsall had been with the band for over 50 years and retired in January due to difficulties from his condition.

In his retirement announcement, Bonsall mentioned that walking had become impossible, making it too hard to continue touring. He expressed gratitude to his bandmates, crew, and fans for their support.

A statement from his representatives highlighted Bonsall’s love for singing, reading, writing, playing the banjo, working on the farm, and the Philadelphia Phillies. However, his faith and family were always his top priorities. He is survived by his wife Mary, their daughters Jennifer and Sabrina, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

This news was reported by Parade.

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