The Charley Pride death hoax started after a post on the obituary site WikiObits. "I remember having a Charley Pride record in my mom's collection that I don't think my mom ever put on, but she bought that record because he was a Black man singing country music.". The Country Music Association has issued a statement following the death of country icon Charley Pride from COVID-19 on Saturday, a month after he appeared at the CMA Awards. Mr. Charley was 86 years old at the time of death. The country music industry was rocked by the news of legendary singer Charley Pride’s death due to complications from the coronavirus Sunday. Find out what your cat is trying to tell you with a new cat app, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old, Engineer Creates App To Translate Your Cat, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana, Sean Connery's Cause of Death Revealed Weeks After He Dies at Age 90. There's nobody that deserves it more than Charley. Pride died in Dallas on December 12, 2020, of complications which were related to COVID-19. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Charley Pride was the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the first Black person to host the Country Music Association Awards. Charley Pride made his final performance at the CMA Awards, which drew controversy for being held indoors despite the COVID-19 pandemic. "Charley felt blessed to have such wonderful fans all over the world. Charley Pride performing in Nashville in 2018. Pride is survived by his children — Carlton Kraig Pride, Charles Dion Pride, and Angela Rozene Pride — and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren — Carlton Kraig Pride, Jr., Malachi Pride, Syler Pride, Ebby Pride, Arrentino Vassar, Skyler Pride and Carlton Kraig Pride, III — as well as his siblings Harmon Pride, Stephen Pride, Catherine Sanders and Maxine Pride. The singer died on Saturday in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 86. Charley Pride, legendary country music singer, has died. "In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to The Pride Scholarship at Jesuit College Preparatory School, St. Philips School and Community Center or The Food Bank," the statement on Pride's Facebook page said. In the hours after country music legend Charley Pride died of covid-19 complications on Dec. 12, fans were devastated. He was 86. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: Country Legend Charley Pride Dies of COVID-19 Complications at 86. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Mike Prior/Redferns. Get push notifications with news, features and more. – An American singer, musician, guitarist, business owner, and former professional baseball player, Charlie Pride may have died on Sunday, July 12, 2020. He recorded songs immediately but it wasn’t until Pride’s manager, Jack Johnson, met with late producer Jack Clement that Pride’s career took off. The post said that the country singer died on 11 July 2020, aged 82, which has now been deleted. Credit: Artists including Luke Combs and Eric Church sang along in the audience. His death is mere weeks after he received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award during the CMA Awards. About … Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. Charley Pride was the pioneering country music superstar who had 30 number one hits on the country music charts. Hours after news of his death was announced, a statement on Pride's Facebook page detailed his coronavirus diagnosis. Pride … On Nov. 11, Pride made his final performance and received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the Country Music Association Awards, which drew controversy for being held indoors despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Charley Pride, country star whose hits included "Kiss an Angel Good Morning," died Saturday of complications of COVID-19 in Dallas at the age of 86. What a horrible, horrible virus. RELATED: Remembering the Stars We've Lost in 2020. Maren Morris has reacted to the death of country music's first black superstar Charley Pride, who succumbed to COVID-19 this Saturday, a month after they both played the CMA Awards. “We’re not color blind yet, but we’ve advanced a few paces along the path and I like to think I’ve contributed something to that process,” Pride wrote in his 1994 memoir. Charley Pride, the pioneering black country singer known for such hits as “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'” and “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” has died …