Fire destroys Cash’s home in Tennesee
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.
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.