Joe Bonsall, longtime member of The Oak Ridge Boys, has passed away due to complications from a severe illness.

Joe Bonsall, longtime member of The Oak Ridge Boys, has passed away due to complications from a severe illness

After fighting the neurological condition for years, the country artist announced in January that he would no longer be performing with his band.

The legendary Oak Ridge Boys member Joe Bonsall, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, passed away. He was seventy-six.

The singer passed away on Tuesday, July 9, from symptoms related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), per a press announcement shared with PEOPLE.

His wife Mary Ann, children Jennifer and Sabrina, grandchild Luke, granddaughter Breanne, two great-grandsons Chance and Grey, and sister Nancy survive him. At this time, the family wants privacy.

At Bonsall’s wish, there won’t be a burial; instead, money can be sent to the Vanderbilt Medical Center ALS and Neuroscience Research Fund or The ALS Association.

Bonsall (born Joseph S. Bonsall Jr.) passed away a few months after declaring he would no longer be performing with The Oak Ridge Boys.

After a protracted fight, the tenor singer told PEOPLE that he was taking a step back to focus on his health, but he at the time kept his precise diagnosis a secret.

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