Johnny died due to complications from diabetes, which resulted in respiratory failure, September 12, 2003. less than four months after the death of his second wife, June Carter-Cash, whom he married in 1968. He was buried next to his wife in Hendersonville Memory Gardens near his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Johnny Cash was born J. R. Cash in Kingsland, Arkansas to Ray and Carrie Cash, and raised in Dyess, Arkansas. Cash was one of seven children.
He sold over 90 million albums in his nearly fifty-year career and came to occupy a "commanding position in music history".
In 1997, Cash was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease Shy-Drager syndrome. The diagnosis was later altered to autonomic neuropathy associated with diabetes. This illness forced Cash to curtail his touring. He was hospitalized in 1998 with severe pneumonia, which damaged his lungs. The albums America
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