Former Texas Poet Laureate Dies In Apparent Hunting Accident


A Texas singer-songwriter who was the named the state’s poet laureate in 2007 was killed Sunday afternoon after a rifle discharged in an apparent hunting accident.

Steve Fromholz died at a nearby hospital after the incident at the Flying B Ranch near Eldorado, Texas, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Fromholz and his girlfriend were on a hunt for feral hogs, Chief Deputy Sheriff George Ariste told the newspaper. The rifle, according to Ariste, was in a case that was unzipped at the bottom. Fromholz reached for the handle of the gun when it fell out of the case, hit the ground, and went off.

Fromholz was hailed as one of the founders of the Texas Outlaw movement, and he was president of the Folk Music Club.