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Chris LeDoux


"Chris LeDoux" (October 2 1948 – March 9 2005) was an American country music singer-songwriter, bronze sculptor and rodeo champion.


Chris LeDoux was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, and raised in Austin, Texas. He attended Casper College in Casper, Wyoming, where he participated in the College National Finals Rodeo.

On stage, he was known for his lively performances, which included fireworks and LeDoux riding a mechanical bull between songs. LeDoux spent his time off the road with his family at their ranch in Kaycee, Wyoming.


In 2000, LeDoux was diagnosed with a liver disease, and successfully underwent a liver transplant. In late 2004 he was diagnosed with cancer and began undergoing radiation treatment.

LeDoux died in Casper. He was 56 years old. He had recently checked into Casper's Wyoming Medical Center following complications from ongoing treatment for cancer of the bile duct, and was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death.


Following his death, his friend and fellow musician, Garth Brooks (with whom LeDoux had recorded the 1992 hit duet "Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy"), released a tribut...

birth date October 2 1948
birth place Biloxi, Mississippi
death date March 9 2005
death place Casper, Wyoming
death cause Complications relating to Bile duct
known His lively performances and entertaining flair
occupation Country music
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