The american singer, Ray Sawyer is dead, the 81-year-old. It writes the BBC.
Ray Sawyer is known as a significant figure with the cowboy hat and the flap of the eye in the american band Dr. Hook.
He died after a short illness, in the city of Daytona Beach in Florida, write the american media, Page Six.
With such hits as "Sylvia's Mother", "The Cover of the Rolling Stone", "A Little Bit More" and "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" put the american countryrock band and Sawyer the world down in the 1970s.
After a car accident in 1968, he lost his right eye, which gave him the nickname Eye Patch and the look that has been to put his name firmly as one of the genre's greatest.
One of Dr. Hooks legendary concerts were played the Roskilde Festival was done in 1976. A year that was affected by a major heat wave.
the Concert was so hilarious, that the band in solidarity with the many who had thrown the clothes because of the heat wave, also chosen to throw the cloths and play the last songs wearing only socks.
- If you can do it, so can we also sounded the grounds from Ray Sawyer.
And how he lived his life: Hilarious and tremendously. And with love, which also characterises his lifelong relationship to music and his intense interpretation of the songs.
Ray Sawyer was married to Linda - "my Jersey girl" - as he called her.
In 1983, went Sawyer solo. Two years after, went Dr. Hook went in solution, but several of the group's members have since revived Dr. Hook in different constellations.
Sawyer himself has played concerts all over the world, and it intention he to be until his death.
He stopped, however, according to the BBC playing concerts for about three years ago because of a weakened health.
Ray Sawyer has through decades been a big name in Denmark, where he has appeared in "virtually every city", as he said in connection with an appearance in the town in 2011.