Daryl ‘The Captain’ Dragon Dies @ 76

Daryl Dragon, known as The Captain of the '70s duo The Captain & Tennille, has died at 76, KTLA reports.

Daryl Dragon (August 27, 1942-January 2, 2019) (Image via Capitol)

Dragon, the son of composer Carmen Dragon (1914-1984), passed away Wednesday at a Prescott, Arizona, hospice. His spokesman Harlan Boll confirmed the death, adding that it was due to renal failure.

His ex-wife Toni Tennille (b. 1940) was with him when he died.

Forming in the early '70s, they achieved pop success with such smash hits as "Love Will Keep Us Together" (1975), "Shop Around" (1976), "Muskrat Love" (1976) and "Do That to Me One More Time" (1979), winding up with five platinum or gold albums.

They hosted their own variety show on TV from 1976-1977 that went something like this:

Though the singing duo had divorced in 2014, they were friends till the end, with Tennille moving to Arizona to provide care for Dragon.

In a statement, Tennille said of her departed partner:

"He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly. I was at my most creative in my life, when I was with him."

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