Bobby Flores, legendary country musician, has passed away

Flores was hospitalized last week and is expected to go home, but it took a turn for the worse on Monday night, his family said on Flores’ Facebook page.

Texas, USA – Grammy-winning musician Bobby Flores has died after a battle with esophageal cancer, this family announced Thursday.

Flores was a musician, singer, songwriter, recording artist, inductee into the Texas Western Swing Music Hall of Fame, and owner of a music label, having played with the likes of Ray Price, Johnny Bush, and Willie Nelson throughout his career.

He has performed at San Angelo Cowboy Gathering and at the West Texas Boys Ranch 2022 Ranch Ball, as well as other venues and events across West Texas.

“For decades, Bobby Flores has bestowed upon us his friendship and musical genius, entertaining fans young and old all over the world. He has toured the country, taught hundreds of students, and helped realize the dreams of many young artists. If you know him, you know he is. Go, go, go, get more done in 24 hours than most people do in a week,” Flores’ GoFundMe page said.

Since his diagnosis, many benefits have been held across Texas to help defray the costs associated with his treatment including a planned Sunday, June 26 at Blue Agave Livestock in Blackwell.

Tommy White, a partner at Blue Agave, said the feature will continue as planned because they feel the Flores family needs help now just as much.

The Flores family released the following statement Thursday:

“I am writing with the heaviest of hearts to inform you that Bobby has been called to be in his house to be with our Lord at 12:18 this afternoon.

He was taken to hospital last week after experiencing difficulty swallowing. We were fully expecting him to come home, but unfortunately he took a turn on the worst Monday night and was put into Hospice. Hope Hospice did a great job ensuring Bobby was comfortable. For the first time in a long time, Bobby slept deeply and comfortably, and passed away peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side. From the arms of his family to the arms of Jesus – what more could anyone ask for?

The family will have a private funeral, but please follow the details of the celebration of life which we will send later. We look forward to celebrating Bobby’s extraordinary life with you.

Please keep our family in your prayers. We demand space while we process this massive loss.

Thank you all for your love, support and prayers. Our hearts are broken, but at the same time we rejoice: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be neither death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain, because the order of things has passed.” Rev. 21:4

Information about the public celebration of life will be released when the Flores family releases the information.

Sunday June 26th, a night to support a true Texas talent and her boyfriend.

Written by: BLUE AGAVE Cattle Company on Monday 20 June 2022

Say it is not. I just received the news. Another angel was taken too soon. First Brit and now Bobby Flores. Real Texas…

Written by Mario Flores on Thursday, June 23, 2022

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