Dusty Hill’s Widow Thanks ‘Outpouring Love’ From Fans
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She Said, “He Truly Appreciated Each and Every One of You”
Dusty Hill’s widow, Charleen McCrory, has extended her thanks to fans for their “outpouring of love”. It’s the first time she spoke publicly following the late bassist’s sudden death last week.
She posted a message to ZZ Top’s Facebook page on Monday where she thanked Hill’s “colleagues and friends for the overwhelming outpouring of love for the Dust. It makes me hopeful he will not be forgotten.”
“He was the kindest, most gentle and caring man a woman could ever hope to find in a lifetime,” she wrote in the post. “Many don’t believe in fairy tale marriages but Dusty and I truly lived one! We were inseparable.”
Hill struggled with various health issues including a broken hip. However, he was expected to make a full recovery.
“He wasn’t supposed to leave me or all of you,” she continued. “That wasn’t the plan he and I had. The plan was for another round of physical therapy, with a different approach, to help his chronic bursitis. The plan was he would return to the second leg of the tour in September.”
According to her, Hill didn’t pass away in his sleep, which is contrary to ZZ Top’s statement.
“He woke me up and we talked and as he was sweetly chatting with me he suddenly stopped and he was gone in an instant,” she recalled. “While I feel numb and lost and alone and in a million pieces, I know he will always be with me in my heart and soul and I will join him when the Lord calls me home to be with them. It is my hope you will always keep him in your hearts.”
“He loved his fans and always remembered that without fans music is not heard,” she added. “So, know he truly appreciated each and every one of you.”