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Thread #159670   Message #3783829
Posted By: Jeri
06-Apr-16 - 04:58 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Merle Haggard (6 Apr 1937 - 6 Apr 2016)
Subject: RE: Obit: Merle Haggard (6 Apr 1937 - 6 Apr 2016)
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Ben Haggard, Merle's son, wrote the following on Facebook:
A week ago dad told us he was gonna pass on his birthday, and he wasn't wrong. A hour ago he took his last breath surrounded by family and friends. He loved everything about life and he loved that everyone of you gave him a chance with his music. He wasn't just a country singer.. He was the best country singer that ever lived.