Johnny Cash

 

 

 

Age: 71

 

Summary: country music singer and songwriter considered by many to be the greatest country singer in history and certainly the most-widely recognized voice in country music known for dozens of hit records, both pop and country like Ring of Fire, I Walk The Line, A Boy Named Sue, Ballad of A Teenage Queen and Folsom Prison Blues, who won 11 Grammy awards and reached cultural icon status, who was nicknamed "The Man In Black" at the Grand Ole Opry in the 1950's for his black attire that he chose to wear to distinguish himself from the rhinestone-studded clothing of the day, who hosted his own TV show The Johnny Cash Show from 1969 to 1971, who battled drug addiction off and on for many years, and who was married to country singer June Carter Cash.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes

 

Born: February 26, 1932

 

Died: September 12, 2003

 

Location: Nashville, Tennessee