Charleen McCrory, the widow of the late Dusty Hill, took to ZZ Top’s Facebook page to issue a powerful letter addressing her husband’s passing and thanking the band’s fans.
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“After 19 wonderful years of marriage that ended too soon, I’ve decided to step out into Dusty’s spotlight to thank all of his fans, colleagues and friends for the overwhelming outpouring of love for The Dust. It makes me hopeful he will not be forgotten,” McCrory opened her letter.
She called Hill “the kindest, most gentle and caring man a woman could ever hope to find in a lifetime.”
“Many don’t believe in fairy tale marriages but Dusty and I truly lived one! We were inseparable,” she added.
McCrory went on to recall the moments leading up to Hill’s passing. “He woke me up and we talked and as he was sweetly chatting with me he suddenly stopped and he was gone in an instant,” she writes. “It is my hope you will always keep him in your hearts. He loved his fans and always remembered that without fans music is not heard. So, know he truly appreciated each and every one of you”
ZZ Top has stated that they will continue on as a band per Hill’s wishes. “As Dusty said upon his departure, ‘Let the show go on!’ and… with respect, we’ll do well to get beyond this and honor his wishes,” frontman Billy Gibbons said.
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