Merle Haggard


Born: 4/6/1937 in Oildale, California, USA
Died: 4/6/2016
Age: 79
Cause of death: pneumonia

Full name: Merle Ronald Haggard
Noted For: country singer; hits include "Swinging Doors" (1966), "Okie from Muskogee" (1969), "If We Make It Through December" (1973), "Big City" (1982), and "Pancho and Lefty" (with Willie Nelson, 1985). Imprisoned for robbery (1957-60); pardoned by California Governor Ronald Reagan (1972).