Kinky Friedman Passes Away at 79

by Barbara
Kinky Friedman

Kinky Friedman, a renowned figure known for his multifaceted career in music, literature, and politics, passed away on Thursday at the age of 79. He had been battling Parkinson’s disease for several years.

Friedman gained fame as a country music singer, capturing the essence of Texas through his music. Beyond his musical talents, he made significant forays into literature, authoring books that resonated with his unique satirical style. His wit and penchant for stirring debate earned him the reputation of a “rabble rouser” among his admirers.

In addition to his artistic pursuits, Friedman ventured into politics, running a memorable campaign for the governorship of Texas. His candidacy, characterized by his unconventional approach and charismatic personality, left a lasting impression on the state’s political landscape.

A poignant message shared on his social media account reflected on his final moments: “Kinky Friedman stepped on a rainbow at his beloved Echo Hill surrounded by family & friends. Kinkster endured tremendous pain and unthinkable loss in recent years but he never lost his fighting spirit and quick wit. Kinky will live on as his books are read and his songs are sung.”

Kinky Friedman’s passing marks the end of an era for his fans and admirers worldwide, who will continue to cherish his literary contributions and musical legacy for years to come.

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