Country singer and friend of Bob Dylan dies at 82 as cause of death revealed

COUNTRY singer Bob Neuwirth, a close associate of superstar singer Bob Dylan, has passed away at 82.

Neuwirth’s partner, Paula Batson, confirmed his death to the New York Times, saying he died from heart failure on Wednesday.

Country singer and songwriter Bob Neuwirth has passed away at 82

Country singer and songwriter Bob Neuwirth has passed away at 82Krediet: Getty Images – Getty
Bob Neuwirth (R) alongside music producer Joseph Baldassare

Bob Neuwirth (R) alongside music producer Joseph BaldassareKrediet: Getty

“On Wednesday evening in Santa Monica, Bob Neuwirth’s big heart gave out,” Neuwirth’s family told Rollende klip.

“Bob was an artist throughout every cell of his body and he loved to encourage others to make art themselves. He was a painter, liedjieskrywer, producer and recording artist whose body of work is loved and respected.

For over 60 jare, Bob was at the epicenter of cultural moments from Woodstock, to Paris, Don’t Look Back to Monterey Pop, Rolling Thunder to Nashville and Havana.

The family added: “He was a generous instigator who often produced and made things happen anonymously. The art is what mattered to him, not the credit.

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He was an artist, a mentor and a supporter to many. He will be missed by all who love him.

Neuwirth rose to fame as a singer-songwriter in the 1960s when he entered Dylan’s inner circle.

He worked as Dylan’s road manager during the infamous 1965 tour of England documented in D.A. Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back.

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