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Songwriter Steve Fromholz Killed in Freak Hunting Accident

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Steve Fromholz — a singer-songwriter who penned songs recorded by Willie Nelson, John Denver, Lyle Lovett and others — was killed in a freak hunting accident over the weekend. He was an admired Texas artist, named the official poet laureate of the Lone Star State back in 2007.

Fromholz, 68, was accidentally shot while preparing to hunt wild hogs on Sunday (Jan. 19). He was on a ranch in Eldorado when he moved a gun, which fell, hit the ground, accidentally discharged and struck him. He eventually died at a nearby hospital, according to reports.

The songwriter’s best-known song is ‘I’d Have to Be Crazy,’ which Nelson recorded in 1976. It went on to be a Top 20 hit for the country legend. As a performer, Fromholz took the stage with Michael Martin Murphey and Stephen Stills. He was also a member of the folk duo Frummox with Dan McCrimmon.

While his was not a nationally recognized name, Fromholz had earned much respect among his fellow Texans and was a beloved live performer in the state. He was named to the Texas Music Hall of Fame in 2003.

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