Cash’s cabin burns down

The Tennessee home of Johnny Cash burned down yesterday. The Hendersonville cabin was where Cash wrote most of his enduring country songs, was featured in the movie Walk the Line and was even where the video for “Hurt” was shot.

According to Reuters (via the Hendersonville Star News):

Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, lived together in the three-story, wooden lakeside house in Hendersonville, Tennessee, about 20 miles north of Nashville, from 1968 until they died within months of each other in 2003.

The Hendersonville Star News quoted a fire official as saying the blaze probably started when fumes from a wood preservative used in the renovations were ignited by a spark.

The real tragedy of this story is that Barry Gibb, of Bee Gees fame, bought the house in 2006 and planned to use it as a summer vacation home. Renovations of the home were in the final stages.

According to fire officials the only thing left from the flames were a gold chain, a toothpick, a pair of white platform shoes, and a powder blue polyester suit.

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