Walter Hyatt

 

 

Age: 46

 

Summary: country music singer and songwriter whose revered Uncle Walt's Band was involved in the alternative music scene in Austin, Texas from its inception and was credited by many others with being the Godfather of Americana Music or the Original Americana Artists, but never easily pegged into any one musical genre or format of commercial music styles.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in ValuJet Flight 592 airplane accident

 

Born: October 25, 1949

 

Died: May 11, 1996

 

Location: Miami, Florida