Country music legend Merle Haggard has died at age 79.
He died on his birthday.
Haggard had been in ill health recently and had to cancel concert dates.
My dear friend and one of country music's treasures @merlehaggard has just passed away. My deepest sympathy to his family.— TG Sheppard (@TGSheppardmusic) April 6, 2016
The Bakersfield Californian confirmed the news.
Fans took to social media to remember Haggard.
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