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Roy Clark Dies. He was 85

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the TV show “Hee Haw” for nearly a quarter-century, died yesterday at the age of 85.

Clark died due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Clark was "Hee Haw" host or co-host for its entire 24-year run, with Buck Owens his best known co-host. The show's last episode aired in 1993, though reruns continued.

Clark played the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, and other instruments.

He was also a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Clark was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

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