“Hee Haw” Cousin Clem, Gordie Tapp, dies at the age of 94

Gordie Tapp, well-known as Cousin Clem on the popular variety show, “Hee Haw,” has died at the age of 94.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the Canadian-born actor died Sunday after a long illness.

Tapp appeared on 90 of the 306 episodes of “Hee Haw” from 1969-1988, writing for more of the 70 on which he appeared.

According to the Reporter, his other acting credits included the 1983 independent film, “Sweet Country Music,” which he also wrote, and “Wild Horse Hank,” a 1979 film by director Eric Till that co-starred Linda Blair and Richard Crenna.

Tapp, who was a member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.