Nole Floyd “Nokie” Edwards was born on May 9, 1935, in Lahoma, Oklahoma, and died on March 12, 2018.
He was an American musician and member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Nokie Edwards was primarily a guitarist, best known for his work with The Ventures.
He was also an actor, who appeared briefly on Deadwood, an American Western drama television series.
He derives from a family of accomplished musicians, by the time he was age five he began playing a variety of string instruments including the steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin, and bass.
However, Edwards’ family moved from Oklahoma to Puyallup, Washington.
In his late teen, Nokie joined the Army Reserves.
Following a trip to Texas and California for training, he returned home and began playing regularly for pay in numerous country bands in the area.
After accepting an offer to pursue an acting career, Edwards landed a role on Deadwood, an American Western drama television series.
Edwards played the mysterious friend of Wild Bill Hickok and a local citizen, who serves as a bridge between the villains and heroes of the show.
During production, Edwards temporarily relocated to Santa Clarita, California and lived on the set’s location with his wife Judy.
He died in Yuma, Arizona following complications from hip surgery.
He passed away at 82 years old.