Daron Norwood has been found dead at the age of 49.
The country singer was found by his landlord on Wednesday in the bedroom of his apartment in Texas.
Norwood was best known for his hit songs in the 90s including If It Wasn’t For Her, I Wouldn’t Have You, My Girl Friday, Bad Dog, No Biscuit, and Cowboys Don’t Cry.
He quit the music business in 1995 because of his addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Cowboys Don’t Cry:
Police spokesman Chief Brent Harrison of the Hereford Police Department said his body was discovered around 2 pm on Wednesday afternoon.
Harrison stated, “On July 22nd, 2015, at approximately 2 p.m., officers of the Hereford Police Department, along with medical personnel were sent to the 100 block of Hereford Calle in reference to an unresponsive subject.
“On arrival, Daron Norwood, age 49, was found in the bedroom of the apartment, deceased. No signs of foul play were observed and the incident remains under investigation.”
Norwood released three albums: self-titled Daron Norwood in 1993; Ready, Willing And Able in 1995; and I Still Believe in 2012.
Six of his singles made the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, twice in the country top 40.
Daron was raised in Texas and then moved to Nashville in 1988. Norwood, the son of a pastor, wanted to launch his music career like his music idols Johnny Cash and George Strait.
The vocalist had problems with drugs and alcohol even in the early days of his career.
In 1995 he quit his music career because of his addiction issues.
He told the Lubbock-Avalanche Journal that during that time period, he was taking 20 to 25 shots of Jack Daniels a night.
In 2002 he told Country Weekly, “I didn’t quit on life. But I quit the bus, I quit the band, I quit the record deal, quit the shows, the alcohol, the drugs. I quit it all with a phone call to my then-manager saying, ‘I’m done. And I do mean done – with it all'”.
Daron added, “I hung up the phone. And with that, I looked at my fiancee, Kim, and with tears streaming down my face, I said, ‘I feel so empty. I’ll probably never sing again.’ I felt as low as you could go. At that moment right there, she said, ‘You will.'”
On April 15, 2008, Norwood was arrested in Crestview, Florida, for allegedly battering his wife. The charges were dropped after an investigation.
Daron posted a few new songs as recently as February 2014.
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