Obituary of Townes Van Zandt

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Townes Van Zandt

John Townes Van Zandt (born March 7, 1944 in Fort Worth, Texas) was a singer-songwriter who was best known for writing numerous American Country songs, such as "Pancho and Lefty,” "For the Sake of the Song,” "If I Needed You,” "Tecumseh Valley,” "Tower Song,” "Rex's Blues,” and "To Live Is to Fly,” which are considered masterpieces of American songwriting. Townes died on January 1, 1997 and his death was reportedly because of cardiac arrhythmia. He died too soon at age 52.

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Townes Van Zandt Biography Wiki:

    • Net Worth: $10 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Chips Ahoy! Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • Favorite Color: Magenta (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Townes's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: John Townes Van Zandt
    • Father: Harris Williams Van Zandt (1913-1966)
    • Mother: Dorothy Townes (1919-1983)
    • Brother(s):
      • Bill Van Zandt (1949–2009)
    • Sister(s):
      • Donna Van Zandt (1941–2011)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Fran Petters (married 1965-divorced 1970)
      • Cindy Morgan (married 1978-divorced 1983)
      • Jeanene Munselle (married 1983-divorced 1994)
    • Son(s):
      • John Townes Van Zandt II
      • William Vincent Van Zandt
    • Daughter(s):
      • Katie Belle Van Zandt

Death Notice:

  • Date: January 01 1997 at age 52
  • Place: Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
  • Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest (cardiac arrhythmia)
  • Funeral Arrangements: Held in a Nashville Church in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Interment: Cremated and some ashes placed at Dido Cemetery in Dido, Texas

Category Tags:

Singer-SongwriterCountry Music Genre American Born on March 7th Born in 1944 Born in Texas Died in 1997 Died at age 52 Died from Cardiac arrest

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" Townes Van Zandt was an American songwriter, musician and activist. He was best known for his hit singles "It's Your Birthday" and "Crazy Legs." (V)"

" Townes Van Zandt was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known for his critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums such as Kid Charlemagne and Blue Harvest, as well as his influential and popular live performances. His death at the age of 83 on October 5, 2016 caused a global outpouring of sadness and grief. (V)"

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