Don Everly, one-half of the rock-n-roll duo the Everly Brothers, has died at age 84. According to his attorney and family spokesperson Linda Edell Howard, Everly died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday. His brother, Phil Everly, died in January 2014 at age 74.
The brothers’ official Instagram account posted the news of Everly’s death early Sunday: “It is with great sadness that we regret to announce the passing of Isaac Donald Everly today. He leaves behind his wife Adela, mother Margaret, children Venetia, Stacy, Erin & Edan, grandchildren Arabella, Easan, Stirling, Eres, Lily & Esper.”
In the late 1950s and 1960s, the duo of Don and Phil Everly scored 19 top 40 hits, including “Bye Bye Love,” “Let It Be Me,” “All I Have to Do Is Dream” and “Wake Up Little Susie.” The brothers broke up amid quarreling in 1973 after 16 years performing together, reuniting in 1983. They had successful concert tours in the U.S. and Europe in the late 1980s.
The Everly Brothers were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. The brothers were also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.