Ruth Ann Casto, mother of Billy Ray Cyrus, died Friday, August 12.
Cyrus paid tribute to her mother by posting a photo of her holding a t-shirt with the cartoon character Snoopy hugging a heart. This is what he says:
“Today my mother went to heaven. She should be there. She worked for this. She was what love was.
In the comments section of the post, Billy’s fans and well-known people in the entertainment industry shared their sadness. The singer’s daughter, Noah Cyrus, also posted a photo of her grandmother from the past on her Instagram Story.
The reason for Ruth’s death was not known until now. Soon you may be able to find out more about his funeral.
Ruth Ann Casto didn’t have the same kind of fame as her son. William Clayton Casto and Mary Guila Boggs gave birth to her on May 14, 1937. She had two sisters, Carolyn Casto and William Clayton Casto.
On August 1, 1952, she married Ron Cyrus and they had a son named Billy Ray Cyrus. Before separating in 1966, they were married for 15 years. Then, in 1970, Ron married Joan Marie Douthat.
Billy’s father was a well-known politician and member of the Democratic Party. He was also known as Ronald Ray Cyrus. He was elected to represent Kentucky’s 98th Legislative District in the Kentucky House of Representatives for 11 terms, until his retirement in 1996.
Ron worked as a rigger at Armco Steel Ashland Works and served as executive secretary and treasurer of the Kentucky AFL-CIO. He was a member of the Crownsmen Quartet, a Little League baseball coach, and a member of the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association. He also worked as a regional representative for the Federal Reserve Board.
Ron also joined the US Air Force in Japan and served as the first President of the Billy Ray Cyrus Charities Foundation. He was also a member of Big Woods Community Church in Wellington, Kentucky.
On February 28, 2006, Ronald Ray Cyrus died of lung cancer. At the time, he was 70 years old.
Billy Ray Cyrus, in a nutshell
Billy got a lot of attention because of the song “Achy Breaky Heart”. Since 1992 he has released 16 studio albums and 53 singles.
On the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, eight of his songs made it into the top ten. Some Gave All, his most popular album, was released in 1992 and sold over 20 million copies worldwide. After remixing Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”, his first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 was released.
Billy is also known for his roles on the TV shows Doc, Hannah Montana and Still the King, all of which are about doctors.