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August 14, 2009
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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"I just now found this as I live in Tennessee now...Sherwood was a business man but did have a kind heart too. Many good memories of Gilleys club thanks to him. Rest in peace my ..."
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