Singer David Olney Apologized to Crowd Before Dying on Stage

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Fans have been left stunned at the news that acclaimed U.S. folk singer, David Olney, has tragically passed away aged 71.

The way in which he passed away has truly shocked the internet and left fans utterly devasted. Keep scrolling for the full story…

The folk singer-songwriter is known worldwide for his popular music and powerful live performances.

The band recorded 2 albums in the ’80s before parting ways.

Olney produced more than twenty albums, according to his website.

Including the likes of Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Young, and Slaid Cleaves.

And was a familiar face at numerous music festivals.

He was performing at the 30A Songwriters festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

But sadly, while on stage, things took a turn for the worst.

When he paused and told fans he was “sorry.”

And “put his chin to his chest,” according to fellow singer-songwriter Scott Miller, who was performing with Olney that day.

“David paused, said, ‘I’m sorry’ and put his chin to his chest,” he wrote. “It was as easy and gentle as he was.” “We got him down and tried our best to revive him until the EMTs [emergency medical technicians] arrived. The world lost a good one last night but we still have his work. And it still inspires.”      

Amy Rigby, a musician who was sitting next to him, wrote in a Facebook post: “He was very still, sitting upright with his guitar on, wearing the coolest hat and a beautiful rust suede jacket.” According to his publicist, he suffered an apparent heart attack during the show. Devastating. R.I.P David Olney. To read about all the stars we lost last year, keep scrolling.