Bobby Vee Dead: Celebrities Pay Tribute to 1960s Pop Music Icon

October 25, 2016

The death of Bobby Vee, the legendary 1960s pop music icon– known for such hits as Take Good Care of My Baby” — has brought forth an outpouring of reactions as as music artists and celebrities pay tribute on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of what is being said.

Bobby Vee

Bobby Vee’s death at age 73 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease was confirmed to major media outlets by his son.

He rose to fame in 1959 when he was just fifteen years old, as it was he who filled in at a concert in the aftermath of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. As the years went by, he delivered some of his biggest hits during the 1960s with the aforementioned ‘Take Good Care of My Baby’ which was his first No. 1 hit single as well as ‘The Night Has a Thousand Eyes.’ ‘Walkin’ with My Angel’ and others.

At the height of his teen idol fame in the 1960s he also starred in several movies including ‘Swingin’ Along’ and ‘Play it Cool.’ He’s also known for his role in helping bring another legend, Bob Dylan, to prominence.

He continued performing and recording throughout the decades up until 2011 when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. His final album ‘The Adobe Sessions’ was released in 2014.

Now his fellow music artists as well as celebrities and other in the entertainment world are paying tribute. Among them, legendary singer and songwriter Carole King who co-wrote his chart topper and signature song ‘Take Good Care of My Baby.’ Here’s a roundup of what’s being said.

Reactions to the death continue many pay tribute to the 1960s icon and offer condolences to his surviving family members. You can see tribute videos to Bobby Vee below.

Pictures: Dutch National Archives (CC-BY-SA 3.0 Netherlands)

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