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Steven Fromholz, Texas singer, songwriter

Steven Fromholz Susan Saint James AustTexas locatifor 1977 Warner Bros. film 'Outlaw Blues.'

Steven Fromholz and Susan Saint James in Austin, Texas, the location for the 1977 Warner Bros. film "Outlaw Blues."

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Updated: February 22, 2014 6:33AM

ELDORADO, Texas — Texas singer and songwriter Steven Fromholz has died in a hunting accident when a rifle fell and discharged.

The Schleicher County sheriff’s office on Monday said the accident happened at the Flying B Ranch near Eldorado, about 40 miles south of San Angelo. Mr. Fromholz was 68.

Chief Deputy George Ariste said Mr. Fromholz was shot Sunday afternoon and died at a hospital in Eldorado.

Ariste said Mr. Fromholz, who lives in the area, and his girlfriend were going to hunt feral hogs. A rifle was in a case but unzipped at the bottom. The gun was being transferred from one vehicle to another.

Ariste said Mr. Fromholz grabbed the handle, the gun partly fell, hit the ground and discharged.

Mr. Fromholz was named a Texas Poet Laureate in 2007. AP

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