Swamp rocker Tony Joe passes away

Washington: Swamp-rocker singer-songwriter Tony Joe White died at the age of 75 on Wednesday.

Variety quoted his son Jody White as saying, “He wasn’t ill at all. He just had a heart attack.there was no pain or suffering.”

The cult writer was behind several hits including ‘Polk Salad Annie’ and ‘Rainy Night in Georgia’. White, a country bluesman, was covered by multiple artists including Tina Turner and Elvis Presley.

The “Ain’t going down this time” singer had released his latest and a complete blues album “Bad Mouthin” in September and had also made a debut on the Grand Ole Opry.

White passed away at his home in Leipers Fork, Tennessee, outside of Nashville.