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Abbeville native, Swamp Pop legend Warren Storm dies at 84

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Posted at 10:46 PM, Sep 07, 2021

Abbeville native and swamp pop legend Warren Storm has died at age 84.

Tributes are coming in on social media for the artist, who was known as "The Godfather of Swamp Pop," including from the Louisiana Swamp Pop Museum, KBON, and Wayne Toups.

"We are heartbroken, and send our deepest condolences to Warren's family, friends, and millions of fans across the world," KBON said in a post on Facebook.

Storm's family said the singer died of heart failure. He loved people music, and the New Orleans Saints, they added.

The Louisiana Swamp Pop Museum said, "We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Swamp Pop legend Warren Storm...Warren was a gifted musician and singer and entertained for decades."

Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition also shared the news Tuesday, simply saying, "RIP Warren Storm."

The Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission also shared a tribute to the musician.

Storm graduated from Abbeville High School and soon after signed a singing contract; he also was a drummer, fiddler, and accordion player.

He formed a group called The Wanderers and created records such as "The Prisoner's Song" and "Mama, Mama, Mama." Storm was inducted into both Louisiana's and Texas' Music Hall of Fame.

Our media partners at The Advocate report that Storm had been hospitalized since mid-August. He was 84.

Read more about Storm here.

A private funeral will be held; arrangements are pending.

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