‘Hee-Haw’ Host Roy Clark Has Died

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the TV comedy/variety show “Hee Haw” for nearly a quarter century has died. His publicist said Roy Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Okla. He was 85.

Roy Clark was “Hee Haw” host or co-host for its entire 24-year run, with Buck Owens his best known side kick. They worked together for years, but had very different views about “Hee Haw.” Buck Owens, who left the show in 1986, later referred to it as a “cartoon donkey,” one he endured for “that big paycheque.” Meanwhile, Roy Clark told The Associated Press in 2004 that “Hee Haw” was like a family reunion. He said the hour-long program of country music and corny jokes capped off his career.

That career included recording several well known hits, such as “Yesterday When I was Young” and “Honeymoon Feeling”.

Image source: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Roy_Clark

 

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