Bill Dance Obituary News: What happened to the host of ‘Bill Dance Outdoors’? Did Bill Dance Pass Away?
Bill Dance is an angler and host of Bill Dance Outdoors, a fishing television series on the Outdoor Channel, and Bill Dance Saltwater on the Sportsman Channel.
On Monday, September 18, the news of Bill’s passing was shared on different social media platforms. However, this news is yet to be confirmed. Therefore, we consider it false at the publication of this article.
Bill was born William George Dance, Jr. on October 7, 1940. He was raised in Lynchburg, Tennessee, Dance considered becoming a doctor, but changed his mind after happening upon a grisly motorcycle accident in the early 1960s. He then turned his focus to competing in bass tournaments. A fishing lure manufacturer that sponsored him suggested he should start a TV show to promote the product. The program originally began on WHBQ-TV, then the ABC affiliate in Memphis, in 1968.
Bill’s signature look includes sunglasses and a Tennessee Volunteers baseball cap. He received his first cap from their coach, Doug Dickey, in the late 1960s. He lives in Eads, with his wife, Dianne.
With fellow fishermen Roland Martin and Jimmy Houston, he formed the company Th3 Legends to sell signature products.