On Wednesday, Priscilla Presley paid tribute to songwriter Mac Davis after he passed away last week at the age of 78. Davis became critically ill after undergoing heart surgery and died the following day.
As news broke of the legendary country songwriter’s death, Davis’ family received an outpouring of condolences. Countless fans and many in the country music community paid respects to Davis on social media.
Early on in the native Texan’s career, Davis wrote songs for The King himself, Elvis Presley. Some of the hits they collaborated on included “Memories”, “Don’t Cry Daddy”, and “A Little Less Conversation”.
Elvis’ wife, Priscilla, shared her grief over Davis’ passing on Twitter. She shared that his death came as a surprise and thanked him for his wonderful songs.
“Friends of Mac Davis, including myself, are overwhelmed with grief on his passing yesterday,” Presley tweeted. “This was so unexpected and a shock to all of us. May you Rest In Peace, Mac. Thank you for your beautiful songs which will keep your spirit in our hearts, my dear friend.”
Manager of Mac Davis Announces Songwriter’s Passing
Last week, Jim Morey, Mac Davis’ manager, confirmed the songwriter’s passing in a Facebook post.
“It’s with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Mac Davis,” the post read. “He was surrounded by the love of his life and wife of 38 years, Lise, and his sons Scott, Noah and Cody. Mac has been my client for over 40 years, and more importantly.. my best friend.”
“He was a music legend but his most important work was that as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend,” continued Morey. “I will miss laughing about our many adventures on the road and his insightful sense of humor. When there was a tough decision to be made he often told me ‘You decide.. I’m going to the golf course!'”
Additionally, his manager’s heartfelt post ended with a quote from one of his best friend’s songs.
“To quote from his song ‘I Believe in Music’… ‘I could just sit around making music all day long. As long as I’m making my music ain’t gonna do nobody no harm. And who knows maybe I’ll come up with a song.’ And he did…time after time,” Morey concluded.
[H/T The Boot]