Mr. Dick was a controversial figure, portrayed in the movie "Sweet Dreams" as being an abusive husband, even though the movie and the subsequent reawakening of public interest in his late wife made him and Patsy's two children millions of dollars.
He is quoted in Larry's book, "Jim Reeves: His Untold Story," talking about Jim, because Mr. Dick would hang out at Tootsie's, across the alley from the Grand Ole Opry. He also cooperated with Larry on a story that my husband did on Patsy for our magazine years ago. Charlie's brother later contacted us to purchase a lot of copies, saying it was the best article on Patsy they'd ever read.
Mr. Dick was lionized by fans who felt he was their last real connection with Patsy, but Larry's book includes quotes from sources close to the couple about the turbulent relationship Patsy and Charlie had. Since then, Larry has heard more upsetting stories from a very close family member who spent six hours one day talking with Larry about various details. But this is not the time to discuss all that.
Our condolences to the family. -- JULIE
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