Daryl Dragon, better known as “The Captain” of the 1970s duo Captain and Tennille, died at 76 due to kidney disease in the state of Arizona, said assessor Harlan Boll in a statement. The duo Captain and Tennille are famous for 1970s hits like “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “Do That to Me One More Time.”
They also had their own variety show on TV between the years 1976 and 1977.
Toni Tenille, who married Dragon in 1975, was with him at the time of death. “He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him a lot. I was at the pinnacle of creativity in my life when I was with him,” Tennille said in a statement. The couple divorced in 2014, but they were still friends.
Tennille filed for divorce from Dragon in the State of Arizona on January 16, 2014, after 39 years of marriage. Dragon was unaware of the termination of his marriage until he was served with the divorce papers. The divorce documents referenced health insurance or health issues, and Tennille had written on her blog in 2010 that Dragon’s neurological condition, similar to Parkinson’s, known as essential tremor, was characterized by such extreme tremors he could no longer play keyboards. Dragon later stated that some of his health problems were the result of errors in dosing his medication, a problem which has since been fixed.