Country music princess and former American Idol standout, Kellie Pickler, has lost another family member – her father. And he was just 54 years old.
Pickler, who was raised by her paternal grandparents, sadly lost her grandmother in 2002 to lung cancer. Her grandfather, Clyde Pickler Sr. is still alive today.
Tragically, her father, Clyde “Bo” Pickler Jr., died on Monday, September 16th, 2019 – according to multiple reports and statements from family friends.
Kellie and her father didn’t have the most-public relationship and he found himself in trouble with the law on occasion over the years. Regardless, she had a connection and love for him – and shared special moments on stage with him in her early years, and even took him to the CMT Music Awards once.
Sadly, according to family friend Wendy Rummage, Bo died at just 54 on September 16th. A mutual friend explained in the comments that they believe it was from a massive heart attack.
Prayers for the Pickler family "RIP" Bo Pickler you will be greatly missed
Bo’s final post to social media was him inviting friends off Facebook to join him for a walk on the beach and a coffee in the morning on Friday, September 13th.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pickler family in this very difficult time.
Listen to Kellie Pickler’s “Letter To Daddy” below.