Paul English

Age 87


February 11, 2020


Paul English was the longtime drummer, best friend, and bodyguard for legendary country music artist Willie Nelson. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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My condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this time of sorrow.

Paul English (circa 1980)

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

So very sorry for the loss of Willie's long time, partner in crime friend from Blanca in Racine, Wisconsin.

My condolences.

I had the opportunity to hang out with Paul and Willie a couple of times . Once at San Francisco's annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival , and in San Francisco's Fillmore District @ the Fillmore . As a volunteer at HSBG , I has access to all the musicians and I confess , I took advantage of every moment of it gathering all the autographs I could gather on my old '46 Martin D-18 , and Paul's being one of them . What a very kind and generous man .
RIP old timer .

The greatest drummer of all time!!! Such a great contributor to Outlaw Country...

Our sincere condolences to the English family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

I know he Is with The Lord now! He was a very special man to me I was at the Fourth of July picnic at the Pernales country club In Austin I think it was 1973 and I had a severe heat stroke I was not going to make it, Paul heard and called Willies helicopter to come down and get me and take me into Austin to the hospital he saved my life and I have been forever grateful to this man! God bless you Paul and thank you!
Prayers for the family for the loss of this wonderful man.

Met and talk with Paul several times,great people loved his work he will be missed ,rest in peace my friend and god bless the family.