Country star Merle Haggard dies on 79th birthday

April 6, 2016 6:07 PM

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Country star Merle Haggard dies on 79th birthday

REDDING, Calif., April 6 (UPI) -- Country music icon Merle Haggard is dead after reportedly experiencing a bout of pneumonia. His death occurred on his 79th birthday Wednesday morning.

The singer-songwriter and member of the Outlaw Country movement and pioneer of the Bakersfield sound is said to have died at his home near Redding, Calif., according to TMZ.

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