Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley has died. Family members confirmed that the banjo player and leader of the Clinch Mountain Boys died on Thursday (June 23) at age 89 after a battle with cancer.
Stanley’s grandson Nathan broke the news in a Facebook post on Thursday night asking for prayers as he expressed his heartache. The younger Stanley is also an accomplished bluegrass artist. He says his “Pawpaw” died after a battle with skin cancer:
I feel so lost and so alone right now. He was my world, and he was my everything. He was always there for me no matter what. I just cannot get a grip on this.
His millions of fans and thousands he influenced…