Country music star and Hall of Fame member, Don Williams has died at the age of 78.
Williams reportedly died after a short illness.
American singer-songwriter Shooter Jennings took to Twitter after news of Don’s death broke to pay tribute.
He said: “Sad about Don Williams but Troy Gentry was my friend. I had great times with him. I’m stunned, angry and upset at the moment. I’ll miss you.”
Country music star Travis Tritt also paid tribute.
He wrote: “So sad to hear that “Gentle Giant” Don Williams has died! What an incredible legacy of great music he leaves behind. May he RIP.”
The Tulsa Time singer played his final tour in 2006, and in 2010 was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 1991, every single he released hit the Top 40 Billboard County charts.
He returned to the spotlight in 2012 with a new album, And So It Goes, and in 2014 with Reflections, which included contributions from stars Keith Urban, Vince Gill and Alison Krauss.