Country Legend Merle Haggard Dead On His 79th Birthday

April 6, 2016

Country music legend Merle Haggard has died after battling double pneumonia. This is according to his manager.

After originally getting pneumonia last year he battled back and had even scheduled some concerts with Willie Nelson. His manager went on to say that Merle had predicted he would die on his birthday!

He had dozens of #1 country hits including this one: 

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