Cyrus Mourns Loss Of Stepfather

Cledus L. Adkins, stepfather of country music star Billy Ray Cyrus, recently passed away after a long battle with cancer at Nashville’s St. Thomas Hospital. Cyrus, who was with his stepfather when he died, later appeared on TNN’s Prime Time Country to honor Mr. Adkins. “Cledus and my mom married when I was 10 or 11,” says Cyrus, “and he was very much like a dad to me. He worked very hard to support me and my brother and my mom when times were lean. He was always there when I needed him. I’ll miss him.”