George Strait’s Father Passes Away

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George Strait (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

John Strait, 91, the father of country superstar George Strait, passed away today (June 4). George’s dad was a retired schoolteacher who had been living in Pearsall, Texas, where George was raised. The cause of death has not been reported, but the Strait patriarch had been hospitalized for a month.  George released this statement: “We are grateful for the time over the last few weeks we were able to spend with Daddy before he passed away.”  “I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this difficult time as we mourn our family’s loss.”

 

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