Family: Country singer Slim Whitman, famous for his signature yodel, dies in Fla. at age 90

 

MIAMI -- Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida.

His son-in-law, Roy Beagle, says Whitman died Wednesday of heart failure.

Whitman's career began in the late 1940s, and his tenor falsetto and ebony mustache and sideburns became global trademarks. They were also an inspiration for countless jokes thanks to the ubiquitous 1980s and 1990s TV commercials that pitched his records.

 
 

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