Grammy-winning country musician Roy Clark, best known for co-hosting “Hee Haw,” has died at age 85.
His publicist said in a news release that he died from complications from pneumonia in his Tulsa, Oklahoma, home.
In addition to work on "Hee Haw," Clark was a Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member. USA Today reported he played multiple instruments, including the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and harmonica.
On TV, he was a frequent guest host for Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show.” He co-hosted “Hee Haw” for the program’s entire 24-year run.
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Clark is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara, his sons, Roy Clark II and his wife Karen; Dr. Michael Meyer and his wife, Robin; Terry Lee Meyer; Susan Mosier and Diane Stewart; grandchildren Brittany Meyer, Michael Meyer, Caleb Clark, Josiah Clark; and his sister Susan Coryell.
Variety reported that a memorial will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A date has not yet been announced.
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