Jeff Cook, Guitarist and Co-founder of Band Alabama died at the age of 73. Let’s see the cause of his death in this article.
How Did Jeff Cook Die?
Don Murry Grubbs, the group’s agent, has confirmed that Jeff Cook, one of the band’s founding members, has passed away. He was 73.
According to a press release and a statement shared on the band’s social media pages, Cook passed away on Monday “with his family and close friends at his side” at his holiday home in Destin, Florida. According to the statement, Cook was given a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis in 2012.
Cook, an Alabama co-founder and guitarist, also contributed on the fiddle and other instruments. According to the statement, he is “recognised for bringing the electric double neck guitar to country music.”
Jeff Cook Cause of Death
After a protracted illness, Jeff C a founding member and lead guitarist for the country band Alabama, passed away on Tuesday at his vacation home in Destin, Florida. The death was confirmed by Cook’s agent. He was 73.
Who Was Jeff Cook?
On August 27, 1949, in Fort Payne, Alabama, Jeffrey Alan Cook was born. His youthful musical aspirations eventually led him to the top of the country charts many times with Alabama classics including “Mountain Music,” “Take Me Down,” “Love in the First Degree,” and “Dixieland Delight.”
Cook founded the Wildcountry band with his cousins, singer Randy Owen and bassist Teddy Gentry, and the group enjoyed considerable success in the South. They became especially well-liked in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and eventually moved there, performing at the Bowery, a popular club.
The group changed its name to Alabama in 1977, and at the end of the 1970s, it started to achieve popularity in the country music market after Mark Herndon joined as a full-time drummer.
In addition to being a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Fiddlers Hall of Fame, he was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville in 2019.
Cook sold 80 million albums during the span of his country music career with Alabama, and he had 43 No. 1 singles on the charts.
The trio had 13 Grammy nominations, with two wins for “The Closer You Get” and “Mountain Music,” respectively, for best country performance by a duo or group with vocals in 1983 and 1984.
Cook, a native of Fort Payne, Alabama, is survived by his wife of 27 years Lisa Cook, his mother Betty and his brother David, among other family members.
Hannah Foster (Olsen) tweeted,
Jeff Cook, member of country group Alabama, dies at 73
Brian Fowler tweeted,
Think of your favorite local band and they did not start as organically as Alabama, three cousins starting a band, paying their dues and becoming stars. They were not fake front men with backup musicians, the sound was all them and Jeff Cook was primarily responsible musically.
Delmarva Now tweeted,
As a guitarist, fiddle player and vocalist in Alabama, Jeff Cook – alongside cousins Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry – helped sketch a blueprint for what a hitmaking group can achieve in country music.
Brain & Life tweeted,
Our hearts are heavy as we learn of the passing of Jeff Cook, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2012. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
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