Country Music Songwriter, Mac Davis Is Dead

Country music songwriter who penned In The Ghetto and A Little Less Conversation for Elvis Presley, Mac Davis is dead. He died at the age of 78.

Country Music Songwriter, Mac Davis Is Dead

Country music songwriter who penned In The Ghetto and A Little Less Conversation for Elvis Presley, Mac Davis is dead. He died at the age of 78.

Mac Davis who made a household name in the US had his TV show in the 1970s and a string of solo hits, including the number one single "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me".

He also appeared on TV shows like Fargo and Murder, She Wrote and in his later years, he made a club hit with Avicii. According to his manager, Jim Morey, Davis died on Tuesday following heart surgery.

"Mac Davis has been my client for over 40 years, and, more importantly, my best friend," said Morey in a statement.

"He was a music legend, but his most important work was that as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. I will miss laughing about our misadventures on the road and his insightful sense of humor.

"When there was a tough decision to be made, he often told me, 'You decide... I'm going to the golf course!'"