Country singer Chris LeDoux dies of complications from liver cancer
CHEYENNE, Wyo. Country singer Chris LeDoux (luh-DOO') has died from complications of liver cancer.LeDoux, who was 56, died today in Casper, Wyoming.
A spokeswoman for Capitol Nashville -- LeDoux's recording company -- says the singer was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death.
LeDoux was a former world champion bronc rider who started writing and playing music in his teens, while he competed in rodeos.
He signed with Capitol Records Nashville in 1990 and released 15 C-Ds since then, and sold nearly six (m) million records.
In November, LeDoux canceled several tour dates while being treated for cancer of the bile duct. He'd had a liver transplant in 2000 after a long illness.
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