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Legendary Texas cowboy who appeared on 'Yellowstone' dies at 94

The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame horse trainer died just months after his appearance on 'Yellowstone.'

TEXAS, USA — Legendary Texas cowboy Buster Welch has died at 94.

An icon in the horse cutting world, the horse trainer recently appeared in Season 4 of the hit Paramount drama "Yellowstone."

"We're saddened to hear of the passing of Buster Welch," Paramount posted on the "Yellowstone" social media accounts. "You might recognize him from 'Yellowstone' Season 4, but the horse trainer and cutting expert was a legend long before that. May he rest in peace."

Welch was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2004. He was also a member of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame.

In his career, Welch worked Proctor Ranch, 6666 Ranch, Long X Ranch and the Pitchfork Ranch, winning numerous championships and honors.

On "Yellowstone," Welch was one of two men who spoke to Jimmy at the 6666 Ranch in Texas.

"There are three Gods in Texas: the Almighty himself, Buster Welch and George Strait. You just met one of them," said a ranch hand on the television drama.

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