Connie Hamzy, who was featured in Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band,” has died. She was 66.

The director for Little Rock’s Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth funeral dwelling confirmed that Hamzy has died in her hometown in Arkansas.

In accordance with Allen Taylor, Hamzy spent her final days in a hospice. The director, although, refused so as to add the reason for demise to his assertion to Rolling Stone. The Pulaski County Coroner additionally made a report about her demise however didn’t launch extra details about her passing.

Nonetheless, a Twitter user alleged that the persona suffered from a “temporary sickness” that led to her demise.

Folks near the late star selected to respect her privateness and shared outpouring messages to honor her legacy.

One Twitter consumer said, “RIP, Connie Hamzy. She was a neighbor of a buddy, and confirmed up at my twenty first birthday celebration. Her tales of the groupie life had been unforgettable. Tremendous good woman.”

“Fast Connie Hamzy story. She walked off from an interview in Murray Park within the early 90s to purchase weed when her seller drove up. She was saying her plan to run for mayor. Did not write that story. Relaxation in energy, Candy Candy,” one other penned.

Who’s Candy Candy Connie Hamzy?

Via her lively years, she famously took the highlight when drummer Don Brewer included her identify within the first verse of “We’re an American Band.”

The tune goes, “Out on the street for 40 days/Final night time in Little Rock put me in a haze/Candy, candy Connie, doin’ her act/She had the entire present and that is a pure truth.”

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Earlier than her demise, she appeared in an interview with KTHV and shared how she heard the tune whereas swimming at Lake No. 1.

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She popularly established her identify within the business by having sexual activity with a number of rock musicians. Her mom left her on the Barton Coliseum when she was 15 years previous. At the moment, she was linked together with her first musician, Steppenwolf’s drummer Jerry Edmonton.

Nonetheless, Hamzy revealed to Joan Rivers that she misplaced her virginity to Rick Stevers, the drummer of Frijid Pink. In the meantime, she additionally informed Howard Stern that she additionally had encounters with John Bonham and Keith Moon.

As well as, she claimed to have hung out with the three members of ZZ High, Eddie Van Halen, Paul Stanley, Huey Lewis, Don Henley, Dan Fogelberg, Neil Diamond, and extra musicians.

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