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Singer-songwriter Don Everly dead at 84

Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Don Everly -- who along with his late, younger sibling Phil were known as the rock 'n' roll duo the Everly Brothers -- has died in Nashville at the age 84.

"Don lived by what he felt in his heart. Don expressed his appreciation for the ability to live his dreams ... with his soulmate and wife, Adela, and sharing the music that made him an Everly Brother," the musician's family said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times Saturday.

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The cause of his death has not yet been disclosed, according to Rolling Stone.

The Everly Brothers were famous for their hit 1950s songs "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," "All I Have to Do Is Dream," "When Will I Be Loved," "Cathy's Clown," "('Til) I Kissed You" and "So Sad (to Watch Good Love Go Bad)."

The act broke up in 1973, but reunited a decade later and recorded three more albums together.

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They were among the first class inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, alongside Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Phil Everly died in 2014.

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