NASHVILLE, Tenn. (KXAN) - Longtime Willie Nelson bassist Bee Spears has died.
Spears was found dead outside his motor home in Tennessee late Thursday evening.
Longtime friends were shocked to hear the news, friends like Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson.
"So sorry to hear. He was my good friend for 39 years," Benson said.
A statement issued on Willie Nelson's website said:
"We are deeply saddened by the death of Family member Dan "Bee" Spears, long time friend and bassist for Willie Nelson and Family.
We are still in shock and gathering details as the day continues. He apparently died of accidental exposure at his property near Nashville, Tenn."
Funeral arrangements have not been announced at this time.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.
Freezing drizzle causing dangerous conditions on roadways overnight.