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Country music legend dead: Mel Tillis dies at 85 following health battle

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Singer Mel Tillis has died [Getty]

The singer, who wrote Detroit City and Ruby (Don’t Take Your Love to Town), passed away on Sunday following a health battle. 

His suspected cause of death is respiratory failure, after he was battling an intestinal issue since 2016.

Some of the music legend’s biggest songs included I Ain’t Never, Good Woman Blues, and Coca-Cola Cowboy. 

Mel Tillis has passed away [Getty]

His representative Don Murry Grubbs confirmed the …

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