Rex Allen Sr.: Age 77 | Cause Of Death: CAR CRASH

(Born: 31 December 1920, Willcox, Arizona, United States; Died: 17 December 1999, Tucson, Arizona, United States)

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Rex Allen Sr., a singer and actor in Westerns who also  served as the voice on Walt Disney films and TV shows, died from injuries  suffered when he accidentally was run over by a car. He was 77.  Police believe his caretaker did not realize Allen was behind the car when she began to back it up, police spokeswoman Judy Altieri said. Detectives  were attempting to determine whether Allen had fallen before he was hit.  Allen, who grew up on an Arizona ranch, starred in several western movies, including a 1949 film called “The Arizona Cowboy,” and in a television series called “Frontier Doctor.” His signature stallion for the western movies, Koko the Wonder Horse, was  added in his second film, “The Hills of Oklahoma.” …Allen joined with the National Barn Dance on WLS in Chicago and subsequently was signed by Mercury Records. His hits included “Streets of Laredo” and “Crying in the Chapel.”