Singer-Songwriter Mac Davis Dead at 78 Following Complications from Heart Surgery

Mac Davis has died at age 78.

On Sept. 29, the country singer-songwriter's family revealed that he had been experiencing severe complications after a serious heart procedure.

″We are sorry to report that legendary singer/songwriter Mac Davis is critically ill following heart surgery in Nashville,″ his family announced in a brief statement on Twitter Monday. ″Your love and prayers will be deeply appreciated at this time.″

Fellow country star Dolly Parton, 74, shared the emotional announcement along with the hashtag ″#PrayforMacDavis."

The Texas native began his decades-long career in 1969 as a songwriter for  Elvis Presley. He also wrote Presley's hit songs "In the Ghetto," "Memories" and "Don't Cry Daddy."

Additionally, Davis is behind iconic tunes like Glen Campbell's "Everything a Man Could Ever Need" along with Kenny Rogers & The First Edition's "Something's Burning." The late Rogers died earlier this year.

Davis has amassed several hit singles and notable accolades of his own including "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me" and "Stop and Smell the Roses."

The late star was named ACM Entertainer of the Year in 1974 and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2000. Not long after in 2006, he was inducted into the National Songwriters Hall of Fame.

He hosted The Mac Davis Show, a variety series on NBC from 1974 to 1976 and made a name for himself as an all-around entertainer having involvement in film, stage acting and formerly working as a TV and radio personality.

Davis appeared on the big screen in memorable movies including North Dallas Forty, Cheaper to Keep Her, The Sting II and Jackpot. He earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.

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