Canadian folk singer and songwriter Ian Dawson Tyson has passed away at age 89. Some of his most prolific and popular songs include Four Strong Winds and Someday Soon.
According to the musician's official social media account on Facebook, his family has confirmed the singer-songwriter died from on-going health complications at his ranch in southern Alberta.
"Tyson was born to British immigrants in Victoria, and grew up in Duncan B.C. A rough stock rider in his late teens and early twenties, he took up the guitar while recovering from an injury he sustained in a bad fall in the rodeo," the post stated.
Tyson was inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1992 with his ex-wife Sylvia, whom he also performed with. The duo were known as Ian & Sylvia.
In October 1994 he became a member of the Order of Canada and in 2006 he was inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence. He also received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award in 2003.
Tyson released his most recent single “You Should Have Known” in September 2017 on Stony Plain Records, the label that Tyson’s released fifteen albums with since the ‘80s.
"The song unapologetically celebrated the hard living, hard loving cowboy life and joins his favorites such as hits like “Four Strong Winds,” “Someday Soon,” “Summer Wages” and more."
The family will hold a closed service and have requested privacy at this time.
Donations in Ian’s memory can be made to The Ian Tyson Legacy Fund
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