Daron Norwood, a top country music singer of the 90s, died on Wednesday at his Texas home. He was 49.

Daron Norwood Dies

Norwood was found unresponsive at his apartment in Hereford, Tex.,  Wednesday, reported Billboard. An investigation into his death is pending, but no foul play is suspected.

“He was such a talented person and artist,” Mike Borchetta, founder of Nashville indie label Lofton Creek who worked with Norwood, told Billboard. “It’s so sad for him to be leaving us this young. He was a lot of fun to be around.”

Norwood started his country music career in 1988 when he moved to Nashville and signed a record deal. During his relatively short career, Norwood made Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart a total of six times. His best entry was “Cowboy’s Don’t Cry,” which hit No. 24 in 1994. “If It Wasn’t For Her I wouldn’t Have You” reached No. 26.

In 1995, arguably at the top of his career after releasing his second album, Ready, Willing, and Able, Norwood decided to walk away from music. He stated at the time that an ongoing struggle with drug and alcohol abuse was to blame.

Norwood started to record again with Borchetta’s Lofton Creek in 2002.

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