Country Music Legend Ronnie Milsap’s Son Found Dead At 49
Country music legend Ronnie Milsap and his family are in mourning this week after the star’s son Todd was found dead on his houseboat in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday. He was only 49 years-old.
Police were called by Todd Milsap’s son after he did not hear from his father for two days. When they got to his houseboat in Four Corners Marina, they found his lifeless body. The cause of death has not yet been revealed, but police say it seems to be medical related.
“Our son Todd was a force of joy, life, creativity and giving from the moment he was born,” Ronnie said in a statement. He made such a mark on our world in his years on this planet, everyone who met him was richer for it. It is too soon to even understand this loss, and I hope it’s something no one has to bear. Please keep his three children, their mothers and Joyce and I in your prayers at such a fragile time.”
Todd spent years working with his father, a six-time Grammy Award winner, behind the scenes on tours, videos, and other recording projects.
Ronnie rose to fame in the 1960s when he was part of J.J. Cale’s band, and he later worked with other artist like Elvis Presley. He found success as a solo artist in the 1970s, winning the CMA’s entertainer of the year award in 1977 and four album of the year awards between 1975 and 1986.
There’s nothing worse in life than losing a child, so we can only imagine what Ronnie and his wife are going through right now. Please keep the Milsap family in your thoughts and prayers.