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Daron Norwood Dead: Country Singer Tragically Dies At Age 49

Thu, July 23, 2015 12:23pm EDT by 5 Comments
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Country music fans have a reason to bow their heads and sob, as Daron Norwood has died. The ‘Cowboys Don’t Cry’ singer was found dead in his Texas apartment on July 22. He was 49.

Cowboys do cry, especially at sad news. Country music star Daron Norwood, 49, has passed away. Fans all over the world are in mourning, heartbroken over the word that the “If I Ever Love Again” singer died while staying in his Texas home. How sad!

Daron was discovered unresponsive in his Hereford, Texas home around 2 p.m. on July 22, reports E! News. Police Chief Brant Harrison said that officers, along with medical personnel, responded to an emergency call placed by Daron’s landlord. The landlord had let himself into Daron’s apartment to check on the country singer.

When they authorities arrived, they discovered Daron had been dead for a while. Officials say they didn’t see any signs of foul play and his death remains under investigation. He was last seen hanging out with friends on Tuesday, July 21, according to reports. How sad. At 49, he was still very young!

Daron was born and raised in Texas. He began singing Gospel music with his family when he was a boy. At age 19, Daron moved to Nashville to pursue a career in Country music. He found success in 1994, signing to Giant records and releasing his first single, “If It Wasn’t For Her I Wouldn’t Have You.” It was in Billboard’s Top 20 Most Requested and Replayed Songs for the year. His second hit, “Cowboys Don’t Cry,” followed shortly after. Daron released his second album, Ready, Willing and Able, in 1995.

Daron Norwood: A Life Spent Making Music & Helping Others

Daron decided to take a break from music due to his addiction to alcohol. He reportedly was taking 20 to 25 shots of Jack Daniels a night! Daron, along with his wife, Kim, started the Keep It Straight program to warn children about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. During his time away from music, Daron also served as a motivational speaker. He made his return to music in 2012, releasing I Still Believe on D10 records.

Daron is survived by his wife and his daughter, Krista. Our sympathies go out to them and the rest of Daron’s family during this heartbreaking time.

— Jason Brow