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Fire destroys Cash’s home in Tennesee

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The home of late country music legend Johnny Cash in Nashville, Tennesee, has burned to the ground in a fire likely fuelled by renovation materials, according to local media reports.

The huge lakeside house in Hendersonv­ille, a suburb of the country music capital, went up in flames on Tuesday afternoon as it was being extensivel­y renovated by the new owner, Bee Gees star Barry Gibb, said the Hendersonv­ille Star News.

Sanctuary

Pictures showed only the fireplace left standing of the mostly wood-built, 18 room house with a round bedroom on Old Hickory Lake, which Cash’s wife June Carter called their Camelot.

Since the 1960s it had served as a sanctuary for the much-troubled “Man in Black” whose biggest hits include Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line and Ring of Fire.

Cash died at 71 in September 2003.

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