Singer Johnny Cash dies
He was a towering figure in American music, whose career spanned country, rock, folk, gospel and blues. Singer Johnny Cash died early this morning at a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 71. His manager says Cash died of complications from diabetes, resulting in respiratory failure. Cash had recently been released from the same hospital, where he had spent two weeks being treated for an unspecified stomach ailment. Cash's manager says he hopes friends and fans will pray for the Cash family to -- in his words -- "find comfort during this very difficult time." Cash had battled a disease of the nervous system and pneumonia in recent years. He had dozens of hit records, including "Folsom Prison Blues," "I Walk the Line," and "Sunday Morning Coming Down."
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