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Longtime Oak Ridge Boys member dies at 76

Longtime Oak Ridge Boys member dies at 76
The band made the announcement Tuesday morning, saying Bonsall died from complications of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS.

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Longtime member of the Oak Ridge Boys Joe Bonsall died Tuesday. He was 76.

The band made the announcement Tuesday morning, saying Bonsall died from complications of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS.

Bonsall was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and had been inducted into the Philadelphia Music Hall of Fame, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

He was also the author of 11 books, including an upcoming memoir I See Myself.

The Bonsall family has asked that people donate to The ALS Association or to the Vanderbilt Medical Center ALS and Neuroscience Research Center in his honor. There will be no funeral, per his wishes.

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