Renowned Oklahoma fiddler Byron Berline dies at 77
July 11, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Byron Berline, a renowned fiddler and owner of a popular Oklahoma instrument shop, has died in a hospital. He was 77.
Bette Berline, Byron's wife, confirmed his death to The Associated Press. She said he was hospitalized after suffering a stroke and that over the weekend his "lungs gave up and so did his heart." He died Saturday.
Bette recalled her husband as a fun and loving father and husband, who until soon before his death looked and acted like a man twenty years younger.
"He was more than a musician, an incredibly gifted musician," she said. "He was a good, good...