Texas country music singer Jerry Jeff Walker dies at 78


Jerry Jeff Walker, one of the founders of Austin’s Live Music Capital of the World moniker, has died at 78.

Walker, most known for the folk/country song “Mr. Bojangles,” reportedly suffered from throat cancer and pneumonia complications for several years, although no cause of death has been given at this time.

Born as Ronald Clyde Crosby in 1942, Walker was a fixture in the Greenwich Village folk scene before migrating to Austin, where he worked with national and Texas stars like Willie Nelson. He is survived by his wife and manager Susan, daughter Jessie Jane and son Django Walker.