Following his death last week, ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill’s widow Charleen McCrory has shared a statement marking his passing and thanking fans and friends for their support.
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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 wrote. “He was 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 how the “plan was he would return to the second leg of the tour in September,” following more treatment for his chronic bursitis.
“It is my hope you will always keep him in your hearts,” her statement continued. “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.”
Her full statement is below.