Death of Ray Price

January 12, 1926 - December 16, 2013
Dallas, Texas | Age 87

Influential country singer dies at 87
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CHRIS TALBOTT, The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Good friends like Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard got more credit for their contrary ways and trend-setting ideas, but it was Ray Price who set the precedent for change in country music more than a decade earlier.

Price passed away Monday at his Texas home, having long outlasted most of his country music contemporaries and the prognosis doctors gave him when they discovered his pancreatic cancer in 2011. He was 87.

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