Daniel McKenna, a former guitarist for the band Toby Beau, was found dead in his home, apparently a victim of suicide, police said.
McKenna, 54, died Wednesday. He was one of the original members of the band, which had a hit in 1978 with "My Angel Baby."
"He was a phenomenal guitarist," Art Mendoza, a former Toby Beau band member, said in a story in Thursday's editions of The (McAllen) Monitor.
Mendoza said he first heard McKenna play at a club near the McAllen airport with a band called the American Ice Cream Revolution.
Mendoza said McKenna loved to fish. "That's what I remember more than anything," he said.
Toby Beau was the name of one of the last original wooden shrimp boats docked in Port Isabel, the newspaper reported.