His manager has just sadly confirmed that Country music legend Mr. Merle Haggard has died. He turned 79-years-old today (Wednesday).

Mr. Merle Haggard’s manager reports he passed away at 9:20 a.m. this morning (Wednesday) in California.
Associated Press confirmed that Mr. Merle Haggard died of pneumonia.

Mr. Merle Haggard was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. He was best known for his 1969 hit "Okie From Muskogee" along with dozens of other No. 1 hits.