Obituary of Chet Atkins

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Chet Atkins

Chester Burton Atkins (born June 20, 1924 in Luttrell, Tennessee) was a musician, singer-songwriter, and music producer who was best known for creating the Nashville sound, which was a country music style that appealed to adult pop music lovers. Chet died on June 30, 2001 and his death was because of colon cancer. He died ten days after his 77th birthday.

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Chet Atkins Biography Wiki:

    • Net Worth: $5 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Kraft Mac & Cheese
    • Favorite Color: Yellow (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Chet's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Chester Burton Atkins
    • Father: James Arley Atkins (1888-1968)
    • Mother: Ida Sharp (1898-1989)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Leona Johnson (married 1946-2001, his death)

Death Notice:

  • Date: June 30 2001 at age 77
  • Place: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • Cause of Death: Colon cancer
  • Funeral Arrangements: Held at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Interment: Buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee

Category Tags:

MusicianSinger-Songwriter Music Producer Country Music Genre American Born on June 20th Born in 1924 Born in Tennessee Died in 2001 Died at age 77 Died from Colon cancer

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Wiki Page Updated: 2023-04-26 12:25:24
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