Pop singer Dobie Gray dead in Nashville at age 69

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dobie Gray, who hit the top of the music charts in 1973 with "Drift Away," has died in Nashville. He was 69.

Charlie Andrews, Gray's attorney and friend, said Wednesday that Gray died at home in his sleep early Tuesday. He had been in declining health for several months. The death also was reported on the singer's web site.

Gray's other hits included "The In Crowd" in 1965 and "Loving Arms" in 1973.

He also was a songwriter and sang on several motion picture soundtracks including "Uptown Saturday Night," "Out of Sight" and "Casey's Shadow."

Funeral arrangements were incomplete.


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