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Merle Haggard


Born - 6 April 1937, Bakersfield, California, USA
Died - 6 April 2016

Black-haired, latterly hirsute country music legend who overcame early wild days (and a prison sentence) to become a best-selling singer, also making a few cameo appearances in films along the way: Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967), Killers Three (1968), From Nashville With Music (1969), Huckleberry Finn (1974), The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981), Wag the Dog (1997), My Fool Heart (2011) and On the Outside Looking In (2016), his last. Five times married including once to fellow country singer Bonnie Owens, he died from double pneumonia on his 79th birthday.