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Strait drummer killed in accident

Monday, September 3, 2018 – George Strait's long-time drummer, Michael Kennedy, was killed Friday in a car crash.

Kennedy played with Strait's Ace in the Hole band for more than 20 years.

Strait posted his condolences on Facebook, "Hard to put into words how much Mike's passing has affected us all. Our hearts are broken. It's going to be very strange not being able to look over and see him there in his spot on stage and very emotional as well I'm sure for all of us and also his fans. The band will never be the same. A part of us is gone forever. We all loved Mike and will miss him terribly. He was just as solid a friend to us all as he was a drummer, and that was damn solid. Our hearts and prayers are with his family. The Lord has him now. Rest In Peace my friend."

Kennedy reportedly was driving an SUV westbound on Interstate 40 near Nashville on Thursday when he merged into the right lane of the highway and collided with a tractor-trailer.


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