DEAD: June Carter Cash

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

June Carter Cash (aged 73)
American singer, songwriter and actress

June Carter Cash (born Valerie June Carter; June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003) was a five time Grammyaward winning American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, comedian, and author who was a member of the Carter Family and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. Prior to her marriage to Cash, she was professionally known as June Carter and occasionally was still credited as such after her marriage (as well as on songwriting credits predating it).

DEATH: June died in Nashville, Tennessee on May 15, 2003 at the age of 73, from complications following heart-valve replacement surgery, surrounded by her family including her husband of 35 years. At Carter’s funeral, her stepdaughter Rosanne Cash stated, “if being a wife were a corporation, June would have been a CEO. It was her most treasured role.”Johnny died four months after June’s death, and her daughter, Rosie Nix Adams, a month after that. Johnny, June and Rosie are buried at the Hendersonville Memory Gardens near their home in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

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