Country music singer Daron Norwood, who scored a series of hits in the 1990s, died suddenly on Wednesday at the age of 49.
According to CNN, police and medical personnel responded to a call at Norwood’s apartment in Hereford, Texas, where he was found dead in his bedroom.
Norwood’s debut single “If It Wasn’t for Her, I Wouldn’t Have You,” was released in 1993, and his follow up “Cowboys Don’t Cry” came out a year later. They both made it to the Top 30 on the country music charts.
Norwood was on his way to the top of the country music industry when he suddenly quit the business in 1995 because of his drug and alcohol addiction. Two years later, he founded Keep It Straight, which is an anti-drug, alcohol, and violence program for young people.
“I didn’t quit on life,” Norwood told Country Weekly at the time. “But I quit the bus, I quit the band, I quit the record deal, quit the shows, the alcohol, the drugs. I quit it all with a phone call to my then-manager saying, ‘I’m done. And I do mean done – with it all.'”
Police don’t suspect foul play in Norwood’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time!