Beloved country singer found dead this morning at his home in Texas

Artistes The actor Richard “Kinky” Friedman has died.

He was 79 years old.

The news came through X on Thursday.

“Kinky Friedman stepped on a rainbow at his beloved Echo Hill surrounded by family & friends,” said it.

“Kinkster endured tremendous pain & unthinkable loss in recent years but he never lost his fighting spirit and quick wit.”

“Kinky will live on as his books are read and his songs are sung,” said the post.

His name was John and he went to the University of Texas at Austin.

The exact day he died was not given.

However, Kinky also ran for governor of Texas as an independent candidate in 2006.

With 12% of the vote, he came in fourth place out of six candidates.

King Arthur & the Carrots was Kinky’s first band, which he started at UT.

They only made one record in 1966, which was Schwinn 24/Beach Party Boo Boo.

Surf music was made fun of by King Arthur & The Carrots.

Ginky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys was Richard’s second band. They were formed in 1973.

They didn’t stay together for long, and Kinky’s self-titled album came out in 1974.

Following two years, Kinky went on tour with Bob Dylan.

He was a musical guest on Season 2 of Saturday Night Live after the tour.

In 2011, the artist went on a world tour as the main act.

KiNKY has put out 18 albums so far. His most recent one, Circus of Life, came out in 2018.

Later, when Richard’s music career stopped going forward in the 1980s, he started writing.

He mostly wrote detective books, which have made-up versions of himself and lyrics from his songs.

In New York City, the character fights crime while telling jokes, giving advice, recipes, and charm.

In his mind, he is like Sherlock Holmes from a different time.

Kinky Friedman did not appear in Kill Two Birds and Get Stoned or The Christmas Pig, two books that Kinky wrote.

Additionally, he had a regular column for Texas Monthly from 2001 to 2005.

He stopped writing the column when he ran for governor in 2006.

But two years later, the newspaper brought back his column every two months.

In 1986, Richard ran as a Republican for Justice of the Peace in Kerrville, Texas, but lost. This was before he ran for Governor.

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