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Country Music Legend Merle Haggard Dead at 79

(NBC News) – Merle Haggard, the country music outlaw who lived the life he sang about in his songs, died Wednesday on his 79th birthday after losing a battle with double-pneoumonia.

 

His death at his home near Redding, California was confirmed by his manager in an interview with NBC affiliate WSMV.

 

Haggard, best-known for songs like … Continue Reading ››