RIP: Canadian Country Star Ronnie Prophet

“Ronnie” (Ronald Lawrence Victor) Prophet, the Canadian-born country musician and comedy performer, passed away on March 2, at his home in Florida earlier today (March 2) following cardiac and kidney failure. He was 80.

The Quebec-born country star performed in numerous Canadian television productions in the 1970s including Grand Old Country and The Ronnie Prophet Show.

He was based in Branson, Missouri, and was married to singer Glory-Anne Carriere.

Between the ‘70s and ‘80s, he won two Juno Awards and was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

Between 1973 and 1992, Prophet had 11 Canadian Top 20 hits and three Top 50 hits in the US. In 1984, with his wife, he had two Top 10 hits with “If This Is Love” and “I’m Glad We’re Bad At Something.”

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