Member of Iconic 1970s Singing Duo Passes Away with Ex-Wife by His Side

January 02, 2019Jan 02, 2019

Daryl Dragon, one-half of the iconic 1980s pop duo Captain and Tennille, has passed away. Dragon, who was more commonly known as the "Captain," died at the age of 76 Wednesday.

The singer died due to renal failure at a hospice in Prescott, Arizona, his publicist said. Dragon's former wife, Toni Tennille,  died with his former wife of nearly 40 years by his side. 

Captain and Tennille were together until 2013. Sadly, they divorced the following year. Despite their divorce, they remained close. Tennille even moved to Arizona to help care for Dragon.

The duo, who had hits like "Do That To Me One More Time" and "Love Will Keep Us Together," officially split in 2014. Their other songs included "Muskrat Love," ''Shop Around" and "Do That to Me One More Time."

"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," Toni Tennille said.

A classically trained pianist, Dragon performed at times with the Beach Boys before meeting Tennille in the early 1970s.

Please join us in praying for Tennille and all those who are mourning Dragon. This is such a sad loss for them.