Who is Dusty Hill's wife? ZZ Top bassist 'dies in his sleep' at 72 following hip injury
ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill passed away in his sleep in his Houston, Texas home on Friday, July 23. He was 72 years old. The band confirmed the tragic news of Hills' death.
Dusty Hill recently suffered from a hip injury, as a result of which, he had to drop out of several shows. However, it is not clear if the injury was related to his death in any way. Several great music icons passed away recently including Mike Howe, Biz Markie, Sound Sultan, Robert Eugene Steinhardt among others.
"We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top'. We will forever be connected to that "Blues Shuffle in C. You will be missed greatly, amigo. Frank & Billy, " the band wrote in a statement.
Who is Dusty Hill's wife?
Dusty Hill is survived by his wife, Charleen McCrory and their children Corey & Lindsey. The couple was married for over 19 years. Hill and McCrory started dating in 2000 and got married on March 23, 2002. Ecelebrityspy writes that Charleen was once an actress. She was part of the film Alien Vows in 1996, during which she was already dating her future husband, Dusty. Following her marriage to Dusty, the former actress left acting and choose to stay away from the media completely.
Their relationship grew safe away from the limelight and Charleen was known to have been by Dusty's side when he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2000. The couple got married in 2002 in front of two hundred guests. Along with the pair's family, Dusty's bandmate Billy Gibbons was also present. His fellow ZZ Top band member and long-term friend Frank Beard was the best man of the groom. Also, Frank's wife, Debbie Meredith, was the maid of honor. The late singer had serenaded his wife at their wedding to his own version of 'Can’t Help Falling in Love' by Elvis Presley and the couple visited New York for their honeymoon.
Sources also claim that this was a second marriage for both. The musician was a very influential person in society. And the couple used this to help raise $40K in a month in 2013 for the Veterans Matter charity.
'RIP to the GREAT Dusty Hill of @ZZTop'
As soon as the news of Hill's demise broke out, Twitter was flooded with consoling messages for the legendary musician. One fan wrote, "So sad to hear about Dusty Hill. An all-time great bass player, and a rock and roll institution. Breaks my heart. @ZZTop." Another tweeted, "For 50 entire years, Dusty Hill anchored down one of the greatest rock power trios that’s ever existed. RIP Hombre." One comment read, "Smoke a fat one for Dusty Hill. Tragic. 52 years a rocker. A real one. A LIFER. So much zztop in all 3 of our lives growing up we knew we had to stay a power trio and that’s no lie. @ZZTop forever." Another said, "I hate that my social media has become more of an obituary but such is life, young or old, we are but mere mortals when our time comes. RIP to the GREAT Dusty Hill of @ZZTop. Thank you for the decades of music!!"
So sad to hear about Dusty Hill. An all-time great bass player, and a rock and roll institution. Breaks my heart. @ZZTop— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) July 28, 2021
For 50 entire years, Dusty Hill anchored down one of the greatest rock power trios that’s ever existed.— Corbin Reiff (@CorbinReiff) July 28, 2021
RIP Hombre… pic.twitter.com/RGMBWQxYYh
Smoke a fat one for Dusty Hill. Tragic. 52 years a rocker. A real one. A LIFER. So much zztop in all 3 of our lives growing up we knew we had to stay a power trio and that’s no lie. @ZZTop forever. pic.twitter.com/WyCKPSZ1TZ— PRIMITIVE MAN (@PRIMITIVEMANE) July 28, 2021
I hate that my social media has become more of an obituary but such is life, young or old, we are but mere mortals when our time comes.— Jeff Scott Soto (@jeffscottsoto) July 28, 2021
RIP to the GREAT Dusty Hill of @ZZTop. Thank you for the decades of music!! pic.twitter.com/IGNHDfxkBy