ProRodeo Hall of Famer and rodeo legend Lecile Harris has sadly passed away at the age of 83.

According to Lecile Harris' Facebook page, Harris passed away "peacefully in his sleep last night after completing the Dixie Nationals Rodeo in Jackson, Mississippi." 

Lecile Harris had one of the most successful careers in rodeo history. Harris was named PRCA "Clown of the Year" four times in his 64 years on the rodeo circuit says that at his peak, Harris performed at more than 100 rodeos each year. He was known around the world for his signature ending to his performance called "The Original Bulldancer" in which he would dance in the rodeo arena with a bull.

Harris was born November 6, 1936, in Lake Cormorant, Mississippi.

Lecile made many trips to Lafayette with the Mid-Winter Fair Rodeo at the Blackham Coliseum and will be sadly missed.

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