C.W. McCall Cause of Death, Obituary News – C.W. McCall, the country singer best known for songs like “Convoy” and “Wolf Creek Pass,” has died. At the time of publication, the circumstances behind the deceased’s death had not been made public.
While working at an advertising agency, McCall, whose true name was William Dale Fries, Jr., invented the persona of “C.W. McCall” for an ad campaign for Old Home Bread. The character was originally played by an actor, but when McCall began recording music, he took the identity for himself.
According to whiskeyriff.com, Between 1975 and 1979, McCall published six albums, as well as a 1990 compilation CD combining some of his best successes and a patriotic album recorded with longtime friend and partner Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller.
After retiring from music, McCall ran for mayor of Ouray, Colorado, and was elected in 1986. He served in that post for six years.
McCall is survived by Rena Bonnema Fries, as well as his wife of 70 years, as well as three children, Bill Fries III, Mark Fries and Nancy Fries, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson.
During this awful moment, my heart goes out to the family and friends. Accept my heartfelt condolences. People who are good leave this planet faster than those who are evil. Rest in peace, my friend.