RANDY Travis begged his family not to let him die as he lay in his Texas hospital bed.
The country music star, 54, was admitted to the hospital on July 7, stricken with a deadly case of viral cardiomyopathy, a virus that attacks the heart muscle.
Randy’s grief-stricken dad, Harold Traywick, who is estranged from his son, places the blame for his son’s alcohol troubles squarely on Mary Beougher, the wife of his dentist, who he had an affair with.
“Randy started drinking again when he got together with Mary, and his life just fell apart,” Harold said.
“The life he’d been living with Mary didn’t do him any good.Once he started drinking again, he got really messed up.”
“Randy never would have gone downhill if he hadn’t lost Lib Hatcher,” Traywick said of Randy’s ex, who also served as the singer’s manager.
“She kept him on the straight and narrow for a long time. But the last time I saw Randy and Mary, I could smell the liquor on both of them. Randy could never hold his liquor. He’d become a wild man.”
“Randy was pleading with Mary when he checked into the hospital, ‘Don’t let me die! I want to live!’” a source added.
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