Country music singer Doug Supernaw died on Friday (Nov. 13) at his home in Texas after a longtime battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.
Supernaw was diagnosed in February 2019 with advanced stage IV lung and bladder cancer. After undergoing aggressive treatment, the cancer spread to his brain and spine. He was placed in hospice care last month.
The star was a mainstay in the country scene throughout the 1990s, known best for hits like “Reno,” “I Don’t Call Him Daddy” and “Not Enough Hours in the Night.”
Following the unfortunate news of his passing, the country music community sent messages of mourning. “So sorry to hear of the passing of Doug Supernaw,” singer Jeannie Seely said in a statement. “Although I didn’t know him real well, he was always so friendly and nice when I did have the opportunity to be around him, and would like to have known him better. He was a great talent and very supportive of our Dottie West birthday bash. Thank you and RIP Doug.”
Country rock band Exile added: “Doug was a great guy and a good entertainer, and a Texan no doubt! We extend our sympathies to his family and fans and the country music community.”
“We have lost another member of the country music family,” singer Linda Davis wrote in a statement. “Fellow Texan, Doug Supernaw was a very talented man and he leaves such great music and memories for his many friends and fans. My deepest condolences go to Doug’s wife and family.”
David Ball mirrored the sentiment, writing, “After moving to East Texas, we got to know him and his lovely wife Cissy over the last few years. Keeping the family in our prayers. ‘Reno,’ what a song!”
“Doug Supernaw was always such a welcomed sight when our paths would cross out on the road! I loved his big smile and warm heart!” Deborah Allen wrote. “He was super sweet to me and a super talent! Doug had a great love for country music and for all of his friends and fans! And the feelings were mutual in return. Doug Supernaw will be loved, missed and remembered forever by all who knew him.”