Country Music Star Charlie Louvin Dies at 83

Member of the Louvin Brothers had been battling pancreatic cancer

January 26, 2011 11:16 AM ET
Country Music Star Charlie Louvin Dies at 83
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Charlie Louvin, half of the country and gospel music duo the Louvin Brothers, has died at the age of 83 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The singer had undergone surgery to treat the cancer in July, but his health had been declining steadily in recent weeks.

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Along with his brother and musical partner Ira, Louvin was a pioneer of the country music genre known as close harmony. The duo were best known for their mid-Fifties and early Sixties hits "When I Stop Dreaming" and "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby." Louvin was also a successful solo artist with hits such as the Top Five single "I Don't Love You Anymore" in 1964.

Charlie Louvin Dies at age 83 [Country Weekly]

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