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Johnny Cash Home Burned to Ground

Fire Destroys Johnny Cash's Hendersonville Home

April 10, 2007 06:50 PM EDT

(NewsChannel 5) HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. - The house of the late country music legend Johnny Cash has burned to the ground.

The fire started shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday. The 13,000-square-foot home was sold in January 2006 to a corporation owned by Barry Gibb, vocalist for the Bee Gees. The house was sold for $2.3 million.

Gibb purchased the home and planned to restore it. The house caught fire during part of the construction process, and was caused by a flammable spray sealer.

The home is located in Hendersonville on Old Hickory Lake.

Cash died in September 2003 at the age of 71. His wife, June Carter Cash, died in May 2003 at the age of 73. Both were buried in the Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

There were no injuries in the fire.

Hendersonville Fire Department officials said construction crews were working at the home when the fire started, according to The Associated Press.

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