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Daryl Dragon, The Captain of The Captain and Tennille, Dead at 76

By TheBlast Staff

Daryl Dragon — one half of the classic 1970s music duo The Captain and Tennille – passed away on Wednesday. He was 76.

According to a spokesman, Dragon passed away from renal failure at a hospice in Prescott, Arizona. His ex-wife and music partner Toni Tennille was by his side when he died.

Tennille said in a statement, "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."

The duo had a number of hits in the 1970s, including "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Muskrat Love,” ‘’Shop Around” and “Do That to Me One More Time."

Dragon and Tennille separated in 2013 and divorced in 2014 but remained close.

The news of Dragon's death comes on the same day as the passing as two other celebs — WWE announcer "Mean" Gene Okerlund and comedian Bob Einstein (best known as Super Dave Osbourne).

All three were 76.

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