Walter Pierce

HOF accordion player Don Thibodeaux dies

by Walter Pierce

Donald Ray Thibodeaux, a Eunice accordion player who was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame in Mamou in 1999 has died. According to The Eunice News, Thibodeaux died Sunday at Acadian Medical Center. No cause of death is cited.

Thibodeaux was the longtime leader of Don Thibodeaux & Cajun Fever Band, a dancehall favorite. Thibodeaux’s father, Glady, was also inducted into the Cajun Music HOF.

Visitation will be at Ardoin’s in Eunice from 4 p.m. today until time of services on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Deacon David Guillory will recite a Rosary at 7:15 p.m. Monday.