Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky died yesterday (Sept. 23) following a lengthy illness.

Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky died yesterday (Sept. 23) following a lengthy illness.

Drusky was born June 22, 1930 in Atlanta and studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 songs on Billboard's country singles chart between 1960 and 1977, including "Anymore," "Three Hearts in a Tangle," "Dixie Lily" and "Yes, Mr. Peters," a duet with Pricilla Mitchell that spent two weeks at No. 1 in 1965.

Drusky joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1958. During his career, he also hosted a radio show on WEAS in Decatur, Ga., and appeared in two films, "The Golden Guitar" and "Forty-Acre Feud."

According to an Opry spokesperson, no funeral arrangements have been set, but a memorial service is being planned for a later date.

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