Singer-songwriter David Olney died at 71 Saturday night after he suffered a heart attack while onstage performing at a music festival in Florida.
Olney, who was in his third performance the 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, initially said, ‘I’m sorry,’ then went silent and lowered his head to his chest, publicist Jill Kettles said on Olney’s website Sunday.
‘Doctors in the audience and 30A folks were all working so hard to get him to come to,’ said musician and fellow performer Amy Rigby, who was seated near Olney at the time.
The folk singer ‘was very still, sitting upright with his guitar on, wearing the coolest hat and a beautiful rust suede jacket we laughed about because it was raining like hell outside the boathouse where we were playing,’ Rigby wrote on Facebook.
She added, ‘I just want the picture to be as graceful and dignified as it was, because it at first looked like he was just taking a moment.’
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Source: Daily Mail