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Lead singer David Olney, 71, is dead after suffering a heart attack during the run

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Folk, singer-songwriter David Olney is dead after he was struck by an apparent heart attack on Saturday while performing at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., as a co-performer, he said. Olney was 71.

Amy Rigby, with Olney at the time, shared the news on Facebook.

“David Olney is a great guy, a legend, and a million other things the poet died last night,” she wrote. “I was sitting next to him in the tour, it was so very honored and are looking forward to trade songs with him, and Scott Miller. Olney was in the middle of the third song, when he stopped, excused himself, and closed his eyes.

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“He was very quiet, sitting upright, with his guitar, wearing the most amazing hat, and with a beautiful rust suede jacket and we laughed about it because it was raining like hell, outside the boathouse, where we were playing – I just want it to be as graceful and dignified as it was, because it was, at first, looked like he was just taking a moment in time,” Rigby’s statement continued. Scott Miller has had the presence of mind to say that we need to revive him. The doctors in the audience, and the 30 AMPS is always working so hard to get him to come out.”

Rigby said: “it was a hard post to do because “they can’t really believe that it is her fellow musician has passed on.

“I’m so sorry for his wife and family and friends, and to all the people who loved him and his music,” Rigby, 61 are closed. “Even those who have never heard of him. We have lost a very important person last night.”

David Olney can be seen here performing in Denver in 2015, has died of a heart attack on Saturday. (Larry Hulst/Michael Dressing Archives/Getty Images, File)

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Miller, who is also on the scene, he also wrote about the event on Facebook.

“Last night we lost to a David Olney is one of the best writers I have had the pleasure of playing around with it and learn it,” he wrote. “When I did my first show with him (maybe 5 or 6 years ago, my friend Robin Williams said,” Oh, you’re in for a treat, and that it was only trying to help. What is a force. What is a writer. And what a nice guy.”

Miller, 51, reminisced about the time Olney, and their mutual love of the modernist movement in poetry.

“David, it was the song playing when he’s rested, he said:” I’m sorry ” and then laid his chin on his chest,” Miller wrote. “He has never let his guitar fell off his chair. It was so easy, and I felt like he was. We need to get him and we tried our best to revive him until the PARAMEDICS arrived. The world lost a good one last night. However, we still have some of his work. And it still inspires. And we will always continue to be. So on.”

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Olney’s released 20 albums over the course of his career.

Any noise would be covered up by the likes of Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury and Steve Young.

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