Slim Whitman

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Whitman in November 1968

Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr. (January 20, 1923 – June 19, 2013), known professionally as Slim Whitman, was an American country music and western music singer/songwriter and instrumentalist known for his yodeling abilities and his smooth high octave falsetto. He sold in excess of 120 million records.

Whitman was born on January 20, 1923 in Tampa, Florida. He was married to Alma Christ from 1942 until her death in 2009. They had two children. Whitman died on June 19, 2013 in Orange Park, Florida from heart failure, aged 90.[1][2]

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  1. "Country singer Slim Whitman, 90, dies overnight". First Coast News. http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/breaking/article/317040/17/Country-singer-Slim-Whitman-90-dies-overnight. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  2. Bortzfield, Bill (June 19, 2013). Local country star Slim Whitman has died. The Florida Times Union. Retrieved June 19, 2013.

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