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Lee Hazlewood dies after battle with cancer

Nancy Sinatra songwriter passes away

Lee Hazlewood
Lee Hazlewood has died at his home in Las Vegas following a fight with renal cancer.

The singer-songwriter, who was 77 when he passed away on Saturday (August 4), was perhaps best remembered for his work with Nancy Sinatra, writing the likes of ’These Boots Are Made For Walkin'’, which was a hit for Sinatra in 1966.

Meanwhile, in 2002 Primal Scream recorded a version of their song ’Some Velvet Morning’.

Featuring Kate Moss in the Sinatra role, the track appeared on the Scream's 'Evil Heat' album.

Hazlewood also released a host of solo albums, including the influential 'Cowboy In Sweden' in 1970.

He released his last album, 'Cake Or Death', just last year.

A full obituary is on NME.COM now.

Meanwhile send your memories and tributes for Hazlewood to news@nme.com with Lee as the subject and we'll print the best.

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