“From The Nelson Family: Bobbie Nelson passed away this morning, peacefully and surrounded by family,” the statement read. “Her elegance, grace, beauty and talent made this world a better place. She was the first member of Willie’s band, as his pianist and singer. Our hearts are broken and she will be deeply missed. But we are so lucky to have had her in our lives. Please keep her family in your thoughts and give them the privacy they need at this time.”
Bobbie was a member of the Willie Nelson and Family band for more than 50 years. Nelson and his sister were very close, they even released a memoir together called “Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band,” in 2020.