Country music veteran Roy Clark dies at 85

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TULSA, Oklahoma (KWTX) Country music veteran Roy Clark, the Grammy-winning co-host of TV’s long-running “Hew-Haw” show, died Thursday at his home in Tulsa, Okla.

Roy Clark. (MGN)

He was 85.

The cause of death was complications from pneumonia.

Clark, who was instrumental in turning Branson, Mo., into a live music capitol, grew up in Washington, D.C.

After years of touring and recording, he joined Buck Owens as the co-star of the CBS variety show “Hee-Haw.”

CBS canceled the show after a 2-and-a-half-year run, but it remained in syndication until 1992.

In 1982 Clark won the Grammy for best country instrumental performance for “Alabama Jubilee.”

He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1987, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

Services were pending Thursday.