Daryl Dragon, a part of the long-lasting ’70s duo Captain & Tennille, handed away on Jan. 2. His outdated singing companion and ex-wife, Toni Tennille, was proper there for Daryl’s final moments…get extra particulars, right here.
Daryl Dragon was 76 when he died from renal failure at a hospice in Prescott, Arizona, his publicist Harlan Boll stated, per AP Information. The music icon, who made up the “Captain” half of ’70s duo Captain & Tennille, had a well-known face by his bedside as he handed away — his ex-wife and former singing companion, Toni Tennille, 78, Daryl’s publicist added. “He was an excellent musician with many buddies who cherished him significantly. I used to be at my most inventive in my life, after I was with him,” she stated in a press release.
Daryl and Toni began relationship whereas touring for The Seashore Boys (each had been skilled pianists). They scored a report deal in 1974, three years after assembly, and Captain & Tennille went on to put out the No. 1 hits “Love Will Maintain Us Collectively” and “Do That To Me One Extra Time,” along with extra chart-toppers all through the ’70s. They married in 1975, had a spread present the subsequent 12 months, then stayed collectively for practically 40 years till divorcing in 2014. Nonetheless, they remained good buddies, and Toni even moved again to Arizona to handle her former husband, in accordance with AP Information.
Within the years main as much as Daryl’s loss of life, Toni revealed that her husband had a neurological situation “comparable” to Parkinson’s illness. It sparked tremors that had been “fairly extreme at instances,” she revealed in a 2010 weblog publish. Regardless of their eventual break up, Daryl and Toni “remained in fixed contact and had been expensive buddies to the tip,” and Toni “has requested that each one of Daryl’s many followers bear in mind him as she does, with love and a grateful coronary heart for the music they created collectively,” her spokesperson stated, per our sister web site Selection. In keeping with the spokesperson, Daryl requested no providers to be held for him.