It’s the call that no one wants to get.
But it’s the call that longtime country artist Bryan White just received.
According to news reports, Bryan’s father, William “Bud” White, was killed on the evening of Oct. 5 when he was hit by a car while walking out of the Waterhole Convenience Store in Snyder, Oklahoma. KSWO-TV stated that “video surveillance showed Mr. White enter the store, make his purchases, and exit a short time later. According to statements obtained at the scene, Mr. White stepped into the roadway of Highway 183 and was struck by a 1990’s model Chevy Blazer traveling northbound.”
The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with police officials.
Country music fans will recall Bryan’s success throughout the 1990s with No. 1 hits such as “Someone Else’s Star,” “Rebecca Lynn” and “So Much for Pretending.” Bryan’s team announced the death in a Facebook post on Oct. 6.
“It comes with great sadness to share this news with you all today,” the heartbreaking post read. “Bryan’s father Bud passed away last night in a tragic car accident. We appreciate your love, support, and prayers for Bryan, his brother Daniel, and family at this difficult time.”