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REST IN PEACE JOHNNY CASH (1932-2003)
Johnny Cash, country music's "Man in Black" and one of the genre's most enduring figures, died on Friday morning September 12th at age 71, his manager said. "Johnny died due to complications from diabetes, which resulted in respiratory failure," manager Lou Robin said in a statement. Cash died at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
Known as the "Man in Black" because he always wore black clothing, Cash was credited with being the inspiration for a generation of Nashville upstarts with songs like "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Ring of Fire." He was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Most recently, Cash was given the award for Best Cinematography in a Video at last month's MTV Video Music Awards for his video "Hurt."
Video: Johnny Cash - Hurt
Video: Johnny Cash Remembered
I've made some display pictures for MSN Messenger 6 as a tribute to this true legend. Just right-click, "Save As" and import as a display picture.