Merle’s son Ben Haggard just shared the following on Facebook:
A week ago dad told us he was gonna pass on his birthday, and he wasn’t wrong. A hour ago he took his last breath surrounded by family and friends. He loved everything about life and he loved that everyone of you gave him a chance with his music. He wasn’t just a country singer.. He was the best country singer that ever lived.
Whiskey Riff is the most entertaining country site…ever.