Bobby Vee, a popular artist in the 1960s died of Alzheimer's Disease on Monday. He was 73.

Vee was born in Fargo and gained prominence at the age of 15 when he was called upon to perform in Moorhead following the death of Buddy Holly due to a plane crash.

Holly was on his way to perform that night in Moorhead when his plane crashed in Iowa.

Vee went on to record 38 songs that hit the Top 100 including, "Take Good Care of my Baby" which reached No. 1.

Vee was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011.