Australian country musician suddenly dies leaving behind wife and two children

Australian country musician Glen Hannah has tragically died.

Hannah, named Tamworth’s Golden Guitar Awards’ Musician of the Year in 2017, passed away this week, leaving behind his wife and two daughters.

He was married to Felicity Urquhart, an award-winning musician from Australia’s country music capital Tamworth in NSW’s northeast.

The pair married in 2009 and had their eldest daughter Tia in 2011 and Ellie in 2013.

The ABC reports he produced the Saturday Night Country radio show and had worked with big country music names like Kasey Chambers, Lee Kernaghan and John Williamson.

Following the tragedy, Urquhart farewelled Hannah in a heartbreaking Facebook post.

“Today we said goodbye to my darling Glen,” she wrote.

“The saddest day of my life, broken beyond words and not sure how to do this alone.

Glen Hannah had just worked with his wife on her new album. Source: Facebook/Glen Hannah

“He touched so many lives in the most incredible way and now lives on in our beautiful girls.”

Singer and songwriter Tara Favell commented on the post, paying tribute to Hannah and his talent.

“Glen was an incredible musician and person,” she wrote.

“Will always treasure when he played on one of my tracks.”

He was a member of the band Kevin Bennett and The Flood, who also posted a touching tribute on Facebook.

Felicity Urquhart posted a tragic tribute to Facebook following Glen Hannah's death. Source: Facebook/Felicity Urquhart

“This week we lost a brother, a friend and the best human we know, Glen ‘Goonga’ Hannah,” it said.

“He also happened to be a genius musician/producer who derived the most pleasure, and made an art out of making others sound amazing.”

Fairfax Media reports Hannah had just worked with Urquhart on her first album in a decade, Frozen Rabbit.

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