Cash passes away at Baptist Hospital from complications from diabetes, which resulted in respiratory failure. The Cash family will announce funeral arrangements at a later time. Luke Lewis, the President Lost Highway/Chairman UMG Nashville:
Johnny Cash was one of the most amazing people to grace the Earth. His talents as a songwriter and an artist speak for themselves. I’m grateful to Rick Rubin for the opportunity to work him and Johnny on American IV: The Man Comes Around. It was a true honor. To witness him receive his first Gold record in 30 years was one of the proudest moments for all of us at Lost Highway. He and Rick made beautiful music together. Johnny Cash was a beautiful person.