Tributes are already rolling in for the late, great musician...
Love and prayers to the Walker family. RIP Jerry Jeff Walker. Your songs will play in my head forever.— uncle kracker (@uncle kracker)1603555463.0
My favorite Jerry Jeff Walker story is the one Todd Snider has told about six million times and swears is true, abo… https://t.co/P0L7MfyE30— Mike Finger (@Mike Finger)1603516640.0
I was saddened to hear about the passing of Jerry Jeff Walker. I’ll never forget seeing him at the Armadillo music… https://t.co/93ZzbSbRFr— Bill Clinton (@Bill Clinton)1603560160.0
Sad word comes this morning that my friend and neighbor Jerry Jeff Walker has passed away. My condolences to his wo… https://t.co/ZwYa1UJ2MI— Dan Rather (@Dan Rather)1603556200.0
Jerry Jeff Walker has left the building. Damn. RIP.— Stephen King (@Stephen King)1603555953.0
I know that 90% of the people reading this never heard of Guy Clark or Jerry Jeff Walker. Go listen to JJW’s versio… https://t.co/q8vwBjoZsa— Brian Koppelman (@Brian Koppelman)1603543697.0
Has there been anyone in this country music scene who flew as close to the sun as Jerry Jeff Walker did and survive… https://t.co/B9TCIhNR8m— Thomas Mooney (@Thomas Mooney)1603521539.0
RIP Jerry Jeff Walker. Great Gonzos was one of the first cd’s that I bought. Growing up his music was a staple in the Manning household.— Eli Manning (@Eli Manning)1603558482.0
Jerry Jeff Walker had a tremendous impact on my musical journey. His music broadened the definition of Country musi… https://t.co/qoYMJCZi1W— Robert Earl Keen (@Robert Earl Keen)1603634408.0
I went to a Chicago radio station early one morning in 1993 because there was a rumor Pete Townshend might show up… https://t.co/jFUKWdkKJd— Jason Narducy (@Jason Narducy)1603551695.0
I’m so sad. I loved Jerry Jeff Walker. My sympathy to his family and close friends.— Claire McCaskill (@Claire McCaskill)1603579844.0
RIP @jerryjeffwalker When they wear their clothes too tight and their hair is dyed, Too much lipstick and too much… https://t.co/Xr9EBSRRZb— LaDonna L. Ford (@LaDonna L. Ford)1603515324.0
Mr. Bojangles is one of the finest songs in the American anthology of music. On that alone, Jerry Jeff Walker sto… https://t.co/Oy3Eqv09bj— Carley du Menil-Martinez (@Carley du Menil-Martinez)1603516878.0
The Texas Quote of the Day: "Well, we play country music. We're just not sure what country it is." ---- Jerry Jef… https://t.co/b6kNUTtcJS— Traces of Texas (@Traces of Texas)1603551387.0
Jerry Jeff Walker passed. Great songwriter, soulful voice, respected by peers & funny. 30 years ago Roseanne wanted… https://t.co/UiBebwM4wu— Tom Arnold (@Tom Arnold)1603531669.0
And now...the great Jerry Jeff Walker...— Mike Rhyner (@Mike Rhyner)1603518309.0
JERRY JEFF WALKER GOD BLESS YOU FOREVER— The Iron Sheik (@The Iron Sheik)1603554914.0
2020 took Stan The Man Jeter, John Prine, Joe Diffie, Johnny Bush, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Rogers, Justin Townes Ear… https://t.co/EC0BEyp5K0— Omar Oyoque (@Omar Oyoque)1603526070.0
Jerry Jeff Walker just passed. A legend and an Austin original. He just got off that LA freeway. RIP, Gonzo...— John Vernon (@John Vernon)1603515392.0
Rest peacefully, #jerryjeffwalker :(— Emily Sylvia (@Emily Sylvia)1603528675.0
saw jerry jeff walker play a dance hall in greune texas in the mid-90s. he sang about cowboys and the hill country.… https://t.co/WtbO7CcKBT— John DeVore (@John DeVore)1603516377.0
RIP Jerry Jeff Walker Texas is a little less rowdy without Gonzo.— Texas Humor (@Texas Humor)1603562392.0
Jerry Jeff Walker is an icon of the country music scene...
via: Getty ImagesAnd he began his music career all the way back in 1966.
He gigged with other legends like Joni Mitchell...
via: Getty ImagesAnd had his biggest hit with "Mr. Bojangles" in 1968.
The song became the stuff of a legend.
via: Getty ImagesHaving been covered by Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Harry Belafonte, Arlo Guthrie, Harry Nilsson, Whitney Houston, Jaime Cullum, William Shatner, and many more.
But sadly, in 2017, he was diagnosed with throat cancer...
via: Getty ImagesBut regardless of his deadly diagnosis, he continued making music - even releasing an album in 2018.
But sadly, he lost his battle with cancer this Friday and passed away at the age of seventy-eight.
via: Getty ImagesWalker is survived by a wife and two children.
RIP to this music legend...
via: Getty ImagesAnd our deepest condolences go out to his family during this terrible time. Now, Walker isn't the only star we've lost this year...