Preparations are underway to honor and pay respects for the late country legend, Merle Haggard.
KRCR, our ABC affiliate in Redding says Haggard was cremated Friday. His family will be holding a private, invite only funeral at his home in Palo Cedro.
Haggard was ill since December, with double pneumonia, and faced lung cancer back in 2008, where part of his lung was removed.
Haggard continued to play up until early this year, as his illness worsened. According to Teresa Redburn, his manager, he passed of complications with his illness.
There are several ways the public can pay their respects to the late icon:
- You can go to The Kern County Museum and lay flowers, signs or other remembrances.
-There will be a candle light vigil at the Harley Davidson, where Haggard's rock monument is located.
Saturday, April 9th at 8 p.m.
35089 Merle Haggard Drive, Oildale, California 93308
-The Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame is holding a tribute concert.
Sunday April 10th 2p.m.-6p.m.
$5 for public entry