Phil Everly, who rose to musical fame with his brother Don in the duo The Everly Brothers, died Friday in Burbank, Calif., his wife tells the Los Angeles Times. He was 74.
Everly's wife Patti said that he died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a result of smoking cigarettes.
"We are absolutely heartbroken," Patti said. "He fought long and hard."
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