Today Johnny Cash died at home in Nashville Tennessee. He was 71 years old. Johnny Cash had just been released from Baptist Hospital, where he had been treated for an unspecified stomach ailment for two weeks.
Cash was admitted to the hospital August 25. It forced him to miss the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City, where his video, "Hurt," a song about drug addiction written by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, won for best cinematography.
Johnny Cash, whose hits include "I Walk the Line" and "A Boy Named Sue," suffered from autonomic neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system that makes him susceptible to pneumonia. He's been in the hospital several times in recent years.
Like Elvis Johnny Cash started on Sam Philips' SUN label. Elvis fans know him from the Million Dollar Quartet recorded in the SUN studio. Live Elvis performed only fragments of songs written by Johnny Cash like "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Walk The Line". These were released on import releases only.