It’s a truly sad day in country music as the entire community mourns the loss of one of the nation’s top country radio hosts.
Stars across the country sent out their condolences yesterday after hearing of the sudden death of Dave McKay of 99.5 QYK, a longtime part of the country music landscape.
As FOX 13 News reports, the police were notified when McKay didn’t show up for his normal spot on the ‘Dave and Veronica’ morning show. That’s when a co-worker who lives in his same building went to check on him and found his body.
At this time, police are actively investigating his death, but have stated that no signs point to foul play or suicide.
While word began to spread of this beloved part of the community and country music world, country stars who had built strong friendships with McKay began sending their condolences – and even Luke Bryan placing a very emotional phone call to the station while on air.
Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Hillary Scott, Dustin Lynch, Jennifer Nettles, Dierks Bentley, Justin Moore, and many others posted on Twitter expressing their deep heartbreak and devastation.
— Dustin Lynch (@dustinlynch) August 5, 2016
This absolutely breaks my heart! What a kind, funny, country music-loving man! Prayers for his family & the QYK fam! https://t.co/R8a5vgsAEd
— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) August 4, 2016
shocked to hear about the passing of dave mckay @995QYK. one of my favorite friends in radio to see backstage at my bar. thoughts w/ family.
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) August 4, 2016
Oh no… I’m very sorry to hear about this. Prayers to his family and friends. https://t.co/wvxvCQ7qVg
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 4, 2016
Heartbroken to hear of the passing of Dave McKay @995QYK. He was always fun, always upbeat, and one of the great ones. Loved talking to him.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 4, 2016
Below is the heartbreaking and emotional phone call Luke Bryan placed to the radio station to express his ‘devastation’ over the loss of such a close friend.
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