Who was Bill Langstroth?
Bill Langstroth was a Canadian country music producer, host, and singer who was best known for his work on the CBC-TV program Singalong Jubilee. He was also the former husband of country star Anne Murray, with whom he had two children. Langstroth was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011, and was described as “one of the country’s first and best industry leaders” by the CCMA.
How did Bill Langstroth die?
Bill Langstroth died on May 8, 2013, at the age of 81, in a Moncton hospital. According to his friend and fellow musician Ron MacNutt, Langstroth had been battling an undisclosed illness for some time. He said that Langstroth had undergone chemotherapy, but his heart destabilized and he developed congestive heart failure. MacNutt also said that Langstroth had moved to Sackville, New Brunswick, in December 2012, and was working on a new project with him before his death.
How did the country music community react to Bill Langstroth’s death?
Bill Langstroth’s death was mourned by many fans and colleagues in the country music scene. His funeral was held on May 12, 2013, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Sackville, where many people came to pay their respects. Anne Murray was also present at the funeral, and hugged the mourners who came to the church. Langstroth’s legacy was remembered as a pioneer and a mentor in the Canadian country music industry, who helped launch the careers of many artists, such as Catherine McKinnon, Gene MacLellan, and John Allan Cameron. He was also praised for his passion, his creativity, and his zest for life.
Bill Langstroth was a country music legend who left behind a rich and influential legacy. His cause of death was congestive heart failure, after a long battle with an illness. He was survived by his wife, Fran, his children, William and Dawn, and his grandchildren. He will be missed by many who loved and admired him.