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Fire destroys home of Johnny Cash

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 – Johnny Cash's lakeside home in Hendersonville, Tenn., where he wrote many songs and received many celebrities, was destroyed by a fire Tuesday. One firefighter was reported in the fire of unknown origin.

Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, lived at the house until their deaths in 2003. The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb bought the property in January 2006. Gibb and his wife, Linda, planned to restore the home.

Kris Kristofferson once landed a helicopter at the property to pitch Cash a song. Singer Roy Orbison was a next door neighbor.

Construction workers had been doing work at the house. The fire started at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, but several hours later, almost nothing remained except stone chimneys.

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