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It’s been a tough week for Eric Paslay.

The 34-year-old country singer is mourning the loss of his beloved grandfather, Cecil Paslay, who died on Sept. 2, at the age of 90.

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Eric revealed the heartbreaking news to his fans on Instagram the following day, and also highlighted some of his favorite stories that were once shared by his granddaddy.

My Grandpa passed away yesterday at the age of 90. I will miss him telling stories about how he and my grandmother met in Houston. I will miss stories of him being a referee for high school football, stories about working at Goodyear for over 30 years and I will really miss him telling the story about smelling "rope" burning when he worked lights at a Willie Nelson show. I will miss seeing him at my own shows. He was one of my first fans, so much so that he would buy 10 CDs at a show and try to hide them acting like he Baught 1! I will miss my Grandpa, but I know we will meet again because of the grace and love of Jesus. I am proud to be the grandson of Cecil Paslay and I wouldn't be who I am today with our him. Love you Grandpa, say hi to Grandma for me!

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“I will miss [my grandpa] telling stories about how he and my grandmother met in Houston,” Eric wrote, alongside a photo of himself and Cecil posing side-by-side. “I will miss stories of him being a referee for high school football, stories about working at Goodyear for over 30 years.”


Eric then went on to explain how his grandfather once worked the stage at a country music legend’s show.

“I will really miss him telling the story about smelling ‘rope’ burning when he worked lights at a Willie Nelson show,” Eric wrote.

Eric also added that his grandfather always fully supported him and his music career.

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“He was one of my first fans, so much so that he would buy 10 CDs at a show and try to hide them acting like he [bought] one,” Eric wrote. “I will miss my grandpa, but I know we will meet again because of the grace and love of Jesus … I wouldn’t be who I am today with[out] him.”

Our deepest sympathies go out to Eric and his family at this time.

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