Sixty six years of marriage ended on March 11 for Eddy Arnold. His wife, Sally, passed away in a hospital in suburban Nashville.
At last year's ICMC, Arnold was the keynote speaker for the Charles Wolfe Memorial Panel on the anniversary of Studio B. He regaled the audience with stories of his recording career and his life as a celebrity. One of the funniest involved him working in his yard when a tourist stopped by.
"Hey what?" Arnold replied.
"Does somebody famous live here?"
"How much do they pay you to do the gardening?"
"Well," Arnold replied, "the owner lets me sleep with his wife!"
Sally Arnold was 87 and had suffered from Alzheimer's Disease and respiratory problems.