Dusty Hill’s Widow Breaks Silence Following His Death
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Charleen McCrory, the widow of ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, has spoken publicly for the first time following her husband’s unexpected death last week.
On Monday, August 2, 2021, McCrory released a statement via ZZ Top’s Facebook thanking fans, friends, and colleagues for their “overwhelming outpouring of love” following the passing of her husband.
She wrote: “After 19 wonderful years of marriage that ended too soon, I’ve decided to step out into Dusty’s spotlight to thank all of his fans, colleagues and friends for the overwhelming outpouring of love for The Dust. It makes me hopeful he will not be forgotten.”
McCrory also recounted the moments leading up to Hill’s death.
“He woke me up and we talked and as he was sweetly chatting with me he suddenly stopped,” she recalled, “and he was gone in an instant.”
She finished her statement with a message to her late husband:
“The single most extraordinary thing I have ever done in my life is fall in love with you. The single most extraordinary gift I have ever received in my life was for you to ask me to marry you. I have never been seen so completely, loved so passionately and protected so fiercely. I will be with you again. Love you to infinity and back.”
On Twitter, SiriusXM radio host Eddie Trunk shared a message to fans from ZZ Top band member Billy Gibbons. Gibbons had asked him to share the band’s fate with his followers, and he also relayed Hill’s dying wish for the future of the band. Eddie wrote:
Received this just now via text from @BillyFGibbons regarding passing of Dusty Hill @ZZTop . Billy told me okay to share w/fans: As Dusty said upon his departure, “ Let the show go on!”.and…with respect, we’ll do well to get beyond this and honor his wishes.
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) July 28, 2021
Watch Dusty’s last performance in the video below.