How JOHNNY CASH Died
Complete Name: John Ray Cash
Born: February 26, 1932
Died: September 12, 2003
Age: 71 years
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor and author
Place of Death: Nashville, Tenessee (United States)
Cause of Death:
“RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY BY DIABETES”
How JOHNNY CASH died: Known for his deep voice and forever wearing dark clothes, Johnny Cash remains one of the top representatives of country music in the United States. His death was due to complications associated with diabetes.
In 1997, the musician was diagnosed with Shy-Drager Syndrome, a neurodegenerative disease, but this diagnosis was replaced by that of autonomic neuropathy, a disease associated with diabetes.
In 1998, Cash had to be hospitalized because of severe pneumonia that caused damage to the lungs. That is why in his following works the tone of voice is more introspective than in the previous ones.
During his last years of life, Johnny Cash suffered from lack of voice and difficulty breathing. In addition to suffering from asthma and glaucoma.
Four months after the death of his wife June, on September 12, 2003, Cash dies at the Baptist Hospital in Nashville for respiratory failure, caused by complications of diabetes.
The remains of Johnny Cash rest next to his wife June, at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.