A family spokesperson told the Los Angeles Times the 84-year-old man has died, but has not disclosed a cause.
“Don lived by what he felt in his heart,” read the spokesperson’s statement. “Don expressed his appreciation for the ability to live his dreams… with his soulmate and wife, Adela, and to share the music that made him an Everly Brother. “
Phil and Don Everly were popular in the 50’s and 60’s when they released hits like “All I have to Do Is Dream” and “Bye Bye Love”. The brothers recorded about three dozen hit records that made the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
The country music-influenced duo, known for their signature melodies and acoustic guitar playing, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, the institution’s first year. Rolling Stone Magazine once described them as “rock’s most important vocal duo”.
In 1997, the crooning duo received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.
Phil Everly died in 2014 at the age of 74.