In November 2004, Chris LeDoux was diagnosed with bile duct cancer of the liver and underwent radiation treatment for the condition until his death at 56-years-old on March 9, 2005 in Casper, Wyoming. The prolific artist is survived by his wife of 33 years, Peggy, and their five children Clay, Ned, Will, Beau, and Cindy.
Here are some of his top Country Music videos from an amazing career in Rodeo and performing Country Music:
This Cowboy Hat
Riding for a Fall
Look at You Girl
Tougher than the Rest
After his passing, LeDoux was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs in 2005. He was the first person to ever be inducted in two categories, for his bareback riding skills and in the “notables” category for his contributions to the sport through his musical endeavors.
To honor his memory, his hometown of Kaycee, Wyoming created Chris LeDoux Park and the “Good Ride Cowboy” Monument. Upon its public unvieling, an estimated 4,000 people showed up to view the installation.
May Chris LeDoux rest in peace.