Music fans woke today to the tragic news that country music star and songwriting legend, Mac Davis, has passed away aged seventy-eight.
His cause of death has now been confirmed...
The heartbreaking news was confirmed by Mac's manager, Jim Morey.
via: Getty ImagesThe star passed away on Tuesday, leaving fans completely devastated.
Throughout his career, the Texas native has taken the country music world by storm.
via: Getty ImagesThe star initially got his big break in the late '60s as a songwriter when Elvis recorded his works, "Memories," "Don't Cry Daddy," "In the Ghetto" and "A Little Less Conversation," all of which became smash hits.
Mac also wrote for a handful of other artists...
via: Getty ImagesIncluding the likes of Kenny Rogers & the First Edition.
Off the back of his song-writing success, Mac went on to launch a solo career in the '70s.
via: Getty ImagesAnd he got off to a good start, scoring a Grammy nomination for his hit "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me."
Though the song was a success on both the country and pop charts...
via: Getty ImagesMac really made a name for himself he was crowned the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year in '74.
He managed to get several other hits under his belt.
via: Getty ImagesIncluding "Stop and Smell the Roses," "One Hell of a Woman," and the 1980 track, "It's Hard to be Humble."
On top of his music career, Mac also starred on his own TV variety show.
via: Getty ImagesAs well as making the crossover onto the big screen in the 1979 flick, North Dallas Forty, alongside Nick Nolte.
He's gone on to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
via: Getty ImagesAs well as being honored with a coveted spot on the Hollywood walk of fame.
But, this week, there's been some heartbreaking news.
via: Getty ImagesMac has passed away aged seventy-eight.
Fans have been reacting to the tragic news online.
via: Getty ImagesTributes have been pouring in for the late music legend.
My buddy #MacDavis went home last night. What a legacy he has left in the world of music that we will forever cheri… https://t.co/Hnyxx7z0XX— Shawn Parr (@Shawn Parr)1601467791.0
@RollingStone I’m sadder than sad. Love Mac. Back in the 80’s many summer vacations were a week in Harrah’s Lake Ta… https://t.co/TFolijpyFn— Robin wanezek (@Robin wanezek)1601470620.0
@CMT You are going to be missed by all of your family and friends and fans ❤️ Mac Davis.— Felicia V.Yates (@Felicia V.Yates)1601466466.0
@CMT He was such a talented, kind man. Huge loss.— Stlcardfan25 (@Stlcardfan25)1601466758.0
Mac Davis was an absolute songwriting monster. One of those writers that will truly live forever. Requiescat in P… https://t.co/Uz4x9M3xwq— Jarrod Johnson (@Jarrod Johnson)1601472561.0
@billboard Timeless hits like "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me" (one of my personal all-time faves), "I Believe in Musi… https://t.co/vPORnXTvkp— Rechercher 😷 (@Rechercher 😷)1601471888.0
@Travistritt RIP. What a talented guy. He wrote some good ones.— The Sr. (@The Sr.)1601436629.0
I’ll always remember checking out the Mac Davis memorabilia hanging on the walls during my weekly trips to Lubbock… https://t.co/vUUiC4bdil— Dave Dick (@Dave Dick)1601472489.0
@Travistritt Awww. He was a wonderful artist, from my hometown. RIP, Mack.— SuzSnarknado ⚓️ (@SuzSnarknado ⚓️)1601436652.0
What a sad day. Waking up to losing #MacDavis on top of #HelenReddy. I loved watching his variety show in the 70's.… https://t.co/SzQ76lSz8M— SJ Fiene OBSOLETE (@SJ Fiene OBSOLETE)1601472724.0
His manager confirmed the star's cause of death on Tuesday.
via: Getty ImagesThe star died Tuesday at a hospital in Nashville, according to his manager, Jim Morey.
Earlier this week, it was reported that the singer became critically ill after undergoing heart surgery.
via: Getty ImagesAnd, sadly was unable to recover. "He was surrounded by the love of his life and wife of thirty-eight years, Lise, and his sons Scott, Noah, and Cody," Morey wrote on Facebook.