Country star GEORGE STRAIT is in mourning after the shock death of his brother BUDDY on Friday (10Apr09).
Strait, 58, was found dead in a San Antonio, Texas hotel room, where he was staying while conducting business in the city.
Investigators believe he died of natural causes, but an autopsy will be held to determine the exact cause of death.
It was a tragic end to a week that began so well for Strait, who was honoured by his peers at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas last Sunday (05Apr09) and again as the subject of an ACM Artist of the Decade tribute concert on Monday night (06Apr09).