Obituary of Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard (born on April 6th, 1937 in Oildale, California) was a Musician who was best known as a country and Western singer and songwriter. Merle died on April 6, 2016 and his death was because of complications from pneumonia. He was 79.

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Merle Haggard Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Haggard, Merle
    • Common Name: Merle Haggard
    • Birth Name: Merle Ronald Haggard
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him/his
    • Birthplace: Oildale, California, U.S.
    • Birth Date: April 06, 1937
    • Age: 79 (at death)
    • Category/Genre: Musician

    • Nationality: American
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Leona Hobbs(married 1956-divorced 1964)
      • Bonnie Owens (married 1965-divorced 1978)
      • Leona Williams (married 1978-divorced 1983)
      • Debbie Parret (married 1985-divorced 1991)
      • Theresa Ann Lane (married 1993-2016, his death)
    • Father: James Francis Haggard
    • Mother: Flossie Mae Haggard (née Harp)
    • Siblings:
    • Children:
      • Dana Haggard
      • Marty Haggard
      • Kelli Haggard
      • Noel Haggard
      • Jenessa Haggard (daughter)
      • Ben Haggard (son)

Death Notice:

  • Date: April 06, 2016
  • Place: Palo Cedro, California, U.S.
  • Cause of Death: Pneumonia (related complications)
  • Interment: Buried in a private funeral at his ranch

Category Tags:

Musician American Born on April 6th Born in 1937 Born in CaliforniaDied in 2016Died from Pneumonia

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