Legendary cowboy, Larry Mahan passes away at the age of 79

Larry Mahan, one of the greatest cowboys in ProRodeo history, passed away recently at the age of 79.

Mahan appeared at the NFR 26 times, was named the Bull Riding World Champion in 1965 and 1967, and won six All-Around Gold Buckles. Later in 1979, he was one of the first inductees to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

When he was not on the dirt, he was making business deals in the boot and hat collections, he was in the studio recording a country album with Warner Brothers, and was the focal point of the Academy Award-winning documentary “Great American Cowboy.”

The Cowboy Channel will be airing a special Western Sports Round-up to honor the life and legacy of Larry Mahan on Monday, May 8 at 6 PM ET. There will also be a special Rural America Live on RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel dedicated to Mahan at 8 PM ET.

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