Merle Haggard Passes Away After Long Fight With Pneumonia [Breaking News]

In shocking news for the country world, Merle Haggard has passed away today. TMZ shared the news that the country singer died after a long battle with double pneumonia. His manager confirmed his death today. This news comes out after Merle canceled several shows around the country recently. It also happened to be his 79th birthday, and fans were not expecting this news. Even though everyone knew that Merle Haggard had been ill, they didn’t realize that it was this bad.

This battle has been a long one for Merle Haggard. He was actually diagnosed with pneumonia last year, and spent 11 days at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Riverside. Merle had been doing better and scheduled several concert dates with Willie Nelson, but later had to cancel them. Just last week, Merle started to cancel the rest of the dates that he was going to attempt to do. Fans knew that he wasn’t doing well, but they had not shared the details of how bad things were for him. When buying tickets, a lot of people realized this could be their last chance to see Merle Haggard in concert.

If you are a fan of Merle Haggard, then you know his songs. You can check out several of Merle’s famous songs in the YouTube video below. Merle’s fans will never forget his music.