The wife of Dusty Hill, who goes by Chuck, wrote a statement and tribute, using the band's Facebook page to get it out to fans.

The whole thing is below, but amongst the tribute, she described what happened when Dusty passed away.

Early Wednesday morning my world and yours would lose a great musician and I would lose my greatest love. He woke me up and we talked and as he was sweetly chatting with me he suddenly stopped and he was gone in an instant. So, while I feel numb and lost and alone and in a million pieces, I know he will always be with me in my heart and soul and I will join him when the Lord calls me home to be with them. It is my hope you will always keep him in your hearts. He loved his fans and always remembered that without fans music is not heard. So, know he truly appreciated each and every one of you.

Along with the post came what she described as an embellished quote from This is Us, because Dusty was a huge TV and movie buff.

The single most extraordinary thing I have ever done in my life is fall in love with you. The single most extraordinary gift I have ever received in my life was for you to ask me to marry you. I have never been seen so completely, loved so passionately and protected so fiercely.

It was a well written tribute. If you'll now excuse me, I'm allergic to something in here, and it's messing with my eyes.

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