Johnny Cash dead at 71 2003-09-12 23:44:40 The end of the man in black. Johnny Cash died today (friday Sept 12) at 71 from complications related to diabetes. He leaves behind a massive amount of work, including 48 billboard (pop) charting singles. In 1969, on the success of his two superb live albums (At Folsom Prison & At San Quentin) his record sales accounted for 5 percent of all record sales in the US - more even than The Beatles. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. He won 11 grammys and joins his wife June Carter Cash in death. I don't suppose I'll be listening to much else today.fixed some spelling Last Edit: 2003-09-12 23:45:40 by Audible!