Deed Abbate – Tragedy Of Duane Eddy Wife

by sabina Thu May 02 2024 Updated On Sat May 04 2024
Deed Abbate – Tragedy Of Duane Eddy Wife

Deed Abbate is the wife of American-born Grammy-winning rock and roll guitarist Duane Eddy.

Duane was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 1994 and 2008, respectively.

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She was married to Eddy for 45 years 

Abbate married Eddy in 1979 after Eddy’s divorce from his first wife in 1968. She and Eddy were together until his demise in 2024

They had been residing in Franklin, Tennessee.

Deed Abbate with her husband Duane Eddy
Deed Abbate with her husband Duane Eddy. Source: Twitter

Abbate was the third wife of Eddy. Eddy was first married to Carol Puckett. He then met American singer Mirriam Johnson, aka Jessi Colter, in Phoenix

He produced her first record and toured together where they eventually fell in love. They married in 1961, but things didn’t go well. 

They separated in 1968 and divorced the following year.

Deed Abbate husband Duane Eddy was married to Jessi Colter for eight years
Deed Abbate husband Duane Eddy was married to Jessi Colter for eight years. Source: Instagram

Does she share any kids with Eddy?

Despite being married to Eddy for more than four decades, Abbate could not share any kids with him. 

But Eddy was a father of three. He had a son, Chris Eddy, and a daughter, Linda Jones, with his first wife, Carol

His daughter Jennifer Eddy Davis was born from his second marriage to Colter

He was a grandfather to five grandchildren and great-grandfather to nine great-grandchildren.


Her age is under review.

Net Worth 

Her husband had a net worth of $5 million at the time of his death.

Cause of her husband’s death 

The legendary guitarist sadly passed away on the 30th of April, 2024, at the age of 86

He was battling cancer and lost his life to complications of cancer. 

As per Abbate, her husband died at Williamson Health Hospital near their home in Franklin, Tennessee, and was surrounded by his family during his last hour.

Deed Abbate was with her husband Duane Eddy until his demise
Deed Abbate was with her husband Duane Eddy until his demise. Source: Instagram

About her husband

Abbate was born in Corning, New York, on the 26th of April, 1938, to his parents, Lloyd and Alberta Evelyn Eddy

His father worked as a breadman while his mother was a homemaker. 

Eddy was five and a half years old when he first picked up his father’s guitar that was leaning against the wall in the cellar. 

His father showed him a few chords on the guitar and he was hooked. 

His mother also played harmonica, but they were never into it. However, they were supportive of his interest in music from the very beginning.

Deed Abbate husband Duane Eddy during his early days
Deed Abbate husband Duane Eddy during his early days. Source: Instagram

The family moved to Arizona from New York State

He started working at the age of 15, performing in local shows with his friend Jimmy Delbridge, with whom he formed Jimmy and Duane

According to Eddy, he hadn’t thought of it as a career. It was just a part of his life. 

They were scouted by aspiring producer and songwriter Lee Hazelwood while performing at the local radio station KCKY

It was Hazlewood who helped create the “Twangy” sound in the 1950s

Hazelwood recorded his first hit solo single, Movin ‘n’ Groovin, which reached number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

His other hit, “Rebel Rouser,” came that Summer. 

In an interview with the Associated Press in 1986, he said he had a distinctive sound that people could recognize and stuck with that and that he was not one of the best technical players by any means, he just sold the best. 

He also said that he did not work that much from the 1980s saying he was living off his royalties. 

Eddy never took lessons on guitar. He was a self-taught artist. He said he learned by watching people and playing with country records on the radio. 

Growing up, Billy Byrd, Chet Atkins, Les Paul, and Hank Williams Sr. were huge influences.

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