Death of Sherwood Cryer

August 14, 2009
Houston, Texas

Former owner of a Pasadena bar and nightclub made famous by the 1980 film "Urban Cowboy"
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HOUSTON - Sherwood Cryer, the former owner of a Pasadena bar and nightclub made famous by the 1980 film "Urban Cowboy," has died.

A Rosewood Funeral Home mortician in Pasadena confirmed Cryer's death but said the family didn't want to release details. Attempts to contact the family were unsuccessful.

KTRK-TV in Houston cites Cryer associates as saying he died Thursday of natural causes.

Cryer co-owned Gilley's, the quintessential Texas honky tonk in the industrial...

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