Daryl Dragon, Of The Captain & Tennille, Dead At 76

By James Dinh

January 2, 2019

Daryl Dragon, half of the pop duo Captain & Tennille, died on Wednesday (January 2) due to renal failure at a hospice in Prescott, Arizona. 

As per a statement from his spokesman, Harlan Boll, the "Captain" died at the age of 76 with his former wife of nearly 40 years, Toni Tennille, by his side. While the two separated in 2013 and divorced the year after, they remained very close. Tennille even moved to Arizona to help care for him. Dragon was a classically trained pianist and performed a handful of times with the Beach Boys before meeting Tennille in the early 1970s. "He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly. I was at my most creative in my life when I was with him," she said in a statement. 

Among their number of hits throughout the 1970s included "Do That To Me One More Time," "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Muskrat Love" and ''Shop Around."

Dragon's death falls on the same day as two other celebrity losses: WWE announcer "Mean" Gene Okerlund and comedian Bob Einstein, also known as Super Dave Osbourne. They were all 76.

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