Tennessee home of Johnny Cash gutted in fire

Late legend’s lakeside house is completely destroyed

The Tennessee house where Johnny Cash lived until his death has been destroyed in a fire.

The blaze broke out this afternoon in a Nashville suburb, and within minutes the entire house was engulfed in flames. Although the cause of the fire has yet to be determined, a recently applied flammable wood preservative is thought to have contributed to the speed at which the fire took hold.

Cash lived at the house with his wife June Carter Cash from the late 1960s until their deaths in 2003.

In 2006, the house was bought by Bee Gee Barry Gibb and his wife Linda, but the couple had yet to move into the property.

The almost 14,000 square home was visited by both fans and celebrities. Visitors to the house included Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson, who landed a helicopter on the lawn in order to pitch Cash a song, according to Yahoo! news.

--By our New York staff.
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