Sad breaking news for fans of modern country folk as Canadian folk icon Ian Tyson has been confirmed dead at the age of 89. Known as half of the duo Ian & Sylvia and the lyricist of “Four Strong Winds,” the storytelling cowboy’s death was confirmed by his manager, Paul Mascioli.
What is known about the Canadian folk icon Ian Tyson’s cause of death at the age of 89? Plus, take a closer look at his life prior to his passing by scrolling down.
The family of the late Canadian country legend Ian Tyson, CM AOE, has confirmed the singer-songwriter died from ongoing health complications on December 29th, 2022 at his ranch in southern Alberta, Canada at age 89. pic.twitter.com/jodngqcyGY
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) December 29, 2022
Ian Tyson Dead At 89: Cause Of Death
Per CP24, the singer-songwriter passed away today at his ranch located near Longview, Atlanta. While the exact cause of death was not confirmed, his manager revealed that Ian suffered several ongoing health complications prior to his passing.
RIP the great Ian Tyson. I had the honour of meeting him at the Canadian Country Music awards in 2001 as part of a Lightfoot tribute with Anne Murray too. Big night for me to meet all of these legends RS pic.twitter.com/02nGf1HA8z
— Ron Sexsmith (@RonSexsmith) December 29, 2022
Speaking to The Canadian Press, his ex-wife Sylvia Tyson issued a statement on his passing:
He put a lot of time and energy into his songwriting and felt his material very strongly, especially the whole cowboy lifestyle.”
With news of his passing breaking on Candian Press first within the past two hours, the tributes from fans and those who had the pleasure of working with him have only begun to pour in on social media.
Rest in peace, Ian Tyson.
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