Porter WagonerGibson bids a fond farewell to country legend Porter Wagoner. The singer died Sunday, October 28 in Nashville at the age of 80. This news comes just a few weeks after it was announced that Wagoner had been hospitalized with lung cancer.

A frequenter of the Grand Old Opry stage, Wagoner is credited for launching the career of Dolly Parton, and is himself behind a string of country hits in the '60s.

Most always decked out in one of his ubiquitous rhinestone suits, Wagoner will continue to shine brightly in the memories of fans worldwide.