Singer-songwriter Mac Davis, who penned Elvis Presley’s 1969 hit “In the Ghetto,” has died at age 78, multiple entertainment outlets are reporting. He recently had fallen ill after undergoing heart surgery, his family said.
Morey went on to describe Davis, also known for his hits “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me” and “Stop and Smell the Roses,” as his longtime client and best friend.
“He was a music legend, but his most important work was that as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend,” Morey wrote. “I will miss laughing about our many adventures on the road and his insightful sense of humor. When there was a tough decision to be made he often told me, ‘You decide ... I’m going to the golf course!’”
Celebrities and fans took to social media to pay tribute to Davis, who also worked as an actor and TV host. Here’s what they were saying:
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