Joshua Ragsdale Dead At 32
July 1, 2010 at 11:33 AM (PT)
Former LYRIC STREET/NASHVILLE artist and songwriter JOSHUA RAGSDALE passed away this morning (7/1) in a NASHVILLE area hospital following a battle with leukemia. RAGSDALE, who was a staff writer for SONY/ATV, was 32.
In 2010, JOSHUA’s song “Ain’t Much Left Of Lovin’You” became MERCURY/NASHVILLE artist RANDY MONTANA’s debut single and COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAMER BILL ANDERSON released “Papaw’s Sunday Boots,” a song he co-wrote with ANDERSON.
RAGSDALE’s manager BOB TITLEY said: “I’ve never seen anybody that remains so positive and so concerned about others through such personal adversity. With every bit of bad news, he’ll react with three minutes of crying and praying, and then it’s back to this positive energy.”
RAGSDALE inspired hundreds of people to be tested as potential bone marrow donors during his illness, after having a potential donor back out with no other matches available. RAGSDALE had said that he knew five people who had been called and told they were matches for someone on the registry because of his encouragement. Visit www.marrow.org to find out more about joining the bone marrow registry.
Read more about JOSHUA RAGSDALE here.