We are saddened to report the unfortunate death of the owner of the Alexandria Birchmere Gary Oelze. It is coming forward that the musician breathed his last at the age of 80. He passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023. Multiple sources have confirmed his passing on social media and ever since the announcement of the news, people have been rushing to their respective accounts to pay him heartfelt respects. Tributes have poured in for the owner as all his loved ones and well-wishers are mourning his death. Check what happened to him and how did he die in the article below.
Apart from the announcement of the news, no details regarding his cause of death have been shared yet. It is speculated that Gary Oelze was suffering from old-age-related health complications. It might have been the reason behind the sudden death of the owner of The Birchmere in Alexandria. Even though he died after living a decent life, his family members are still saddened as they lost a precious member of their family. Everyone is devastated, to say the least. People are expressing their sadness about his sudden death on social media.
Who Was Gary Oelze?
As per reports, Gary Oelze was a musician in his own right. According to Bluegrass Today, Gary performed in the first band to play in the iconic music hall. Let us tell you that the club has been known for hosting bluegrass bands, from fiddling prodigy Alison Krauss to DC area stalwarts the Seldom Scene. It is said that The Birchmere’s music range is much broader than just bluegrass, as the music hall has hosted a wide range of performers through the years including iconic figures like Emmylou Harris and Ray Charles.
It is said that Gary Oelze was a man who loved being around his loved ones. Oelze was born to S.V. Oelze and Carmelia Hagan on August 24, 1942, in Owensboro, Kentucky. He was the third of seven children, six of whom were boys, as per reports. It was reported that his father ran a barbeque restaurant with a grocery store attached until he started a successful roofing company. Reportedly, Gary learned to play acoustic guitar and played in a band with his brother and a neighborhood friend at the age of 15. Now, it is coming forward that he has died and has left all his loved ones in profound grief and sorrow. Follow Social Telecast for more updates.