Country Music Legend Merle Haggard Dies on 79th Birthday

Country music legend Merle Haggard has died after battling double pneumonia … according to his manager.

Haggard was diagnosed with pneumonia last year and spent 11 days at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage early this year. He died at home near Redding, CA on Wednesday morning.

He’d been battling back from the illness and even scheduled a string of concert dates with his pal Willie Nelson. They released an album, “Django and Jimmie” last year. Continue reading at TMZ…