Bluegrass musician Larry Fuller, well-known in Kentucky and throughout bluegrass, was killed Saturday (9/22) when fire engulfed his tour bus. He was 58.
The fire broke out on Fuller's tour bus, which was parked next to his home in Richmond, Kentucky, about 2 AM Saturday morning. He was scheduled to play in Williamstown, Kentucky Saturday evening. Flames spread to his house, but no one in the house was injured.
Fuller was inducted into the George D. Hay Hall of Fame in Arkansas last year in honor of a career that began in the 1970s while Fuller was a coal miner. A mining injury left him unable to work in the mines any longer but also allowed him to pursue music full-time.
Richmond Register story
WTVQ Lexington story
Larry Fuller's web site