Saturday, May 03, 2008

Jim Hager. R. I. P.

Jim Hager, 66, Is Dead; Performed With Twin on ‘Hee Haw’ - New York Times: "NASHVILLE (AP) — Jim Hager, one of the Hager Twins, who satirized country life with hit-or-miss one-liners on the television series “Hee Haw,” died here after collapsing in a coffee shop on Thursday. He was 66."


Fred Blosser said...

Hee Haw was pretty corny but the music by Buck Owens, Roy Clark, the Hagers, Grandpa Jones, and others was usually quite good.

My relatives on my father's side of the family used to claim that Grandpa Jones was a neighbor of theirs in Fairmont, W.Va., before he hit it big with the Grand Ole Opry. An on-line bio summary says he worked at radio stations in West Virginia and elsewhere in his early days, so maybe it was true.

Anonymous said...

He died doing what I love. Drinking coffee.