The original Man in Black died today at age 71. One of the few country/gospel/folk singers that I like, I was really impressed by his decision in his 60s to do music written by the likes of Danzig and Reznor. He was a brooding, rugged outlaw who wrestled with lifes big questions and brought dignity and strength and a grace to everything he touched. Knowing how much he loved June, I wasn’t too surprised to see him die not long after she did…I’ve seen a lot of old couples do that…it’s just too lonely without your partner.
So, raise your glasses and toast the reunion of Johnny and June.