I hope they have a banjo in heaven because legendary bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs has passed away of natural causes at the age of 88. If you try to tell me you’ve never heard any of his music then you’re probably mistaken because this man was responsible for the theme songs to televisions The Beverly Hillbillies and the Bonnie and Clyde movie from the 60s.
In 1945 Scruggs partnered with another great musician Lester Flatt, and their collaboration lasted nearly 25 years. (Flatt died in 1979, 10 years after the duo retired their act together.) In 1985, they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Scruggs is survived by his two sons Gary and Randy. No word yet on any funeral arrangements but if we hear anything as always we will keep you posted. Rest in peace Mr. Scruggs and hopefully some of us can attend a hillbilly hoedown featuring your banjo playing in heaven one day.