Eddy Arnold’s Wife Sally Dies at 87

Country legend Eddy Arnold lost his wife of 66 years, Sally Gayhart Arnold, who died March 11 at a hospital outside of Nashville at age 87.


The news of Mrs. Arnold’s death came as Eddy, now 89, remained in a Nashville hospital after undergoing hip replacement surgery last week. Sally Arnold had been hospitalized over the weekend for breathing difficulties, according to son-in-law Richard Pollard. Eddy and Sally were married Nov. 28, 1941, and enjoyed one of the longest-lasting romances in country music history. Eddy, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, charted nearly 150 singles during his career. He scored 28 No. 1 singles, including “Bouquet of Roses,” “Make the World Go Away” and “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye.”


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