Joshua Tharpe Wiki – Biography
Joshua Tharpe, a guest star on ‘Party Down South’ has died … TMZ confirms.
His brother, Billy, tells us Josh was found dead Monday by his mother on the kitchen floor of his home in Baton Rouge, LA. Billy says Josh’s death comes as a surprise, as everything seemed fine just a day or so prior.
We’re told Josh had gone to church with his mother on Sunday and then hung out at her house afterwards. Later that day, he swung by a friend’s place where he had plans to spend the night but had to stop by at his place first to grab some clothes, and Billy says he never returned.
He was 42 years old.
Party Down South Star Died
Tharpe, who appeared in Country Music Television’s 2014 hit show Party Down South, died at 42 on March 7.
Tharpe, of Denham Springs, Louisiana, a town located 23 miles east of Baton Rouge, was also a former bar owner, National Guard veteran, and the owner of this own family-run insurance company in his hometown.
According to a Facebook post from Tharpe’s brother, musician Billy Tharpe, who also goes by Steel Bill, the Party Down South star died on March 7 due to a heart attack.
He wrote, “Please keep our family in your prayers 🙏🏻 We lost our hero, our best friend, our brother Josh K Tharpe to a heart attack this afternoon… heaven has gained an excellent Angel! I love you and miss you already more than words can ever express 💔
Party Down South ran for five seasons on CMT between 2014 and 2016. The show was discontinued despite it being a rating success for the network. The web described the show as, “Strangers come to live in the South and party it up like real country folk.”
Tharpe was introduced to the show by his friend and permanent cast member Ryan Scott Richards, who went by Daddy.