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Sunday, May 18, 2003

bummer alert!
I don't expect Johnny will last long without her

Country musician June Carter Cash dead at 73

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - June Carter Cash, wife of country legend musician Johnny Cash, has died. She was 73.

Cash died of complications from heart surgery she had undergone last week to replace a heart valve.

The couple, who often performed together, had been married for 35 years. She was co-writer of her husband's 1963 hit Ring of Fire, which was about falling in love with Cash. She won Grammys for their duets Jackson and If I Were a Carpenter.

Other popular duets included It Ain't Me Babe and If I Had a Hammer.

June Carter Cash's mother Maybelle Carter was part of the Carter Family music act that made some of the first country music recordings back in 1927.

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