Marshall Grant Passes Away
August 8, 2011 at 8:28 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends condolences to the family and friends of MARSHALL GRANT, an original member of JOHNNY CASH’s TENNESSEE TWO band, who passed away YESTERDAY (8/7), in JONESBORO, AK after an aneurysm.
According to THE TENNESSEAN, GRANT was spending time with the CASH family last week during a JOHNNY CASH FESTIVAL in ARKANSAS. On WEDNESDAY (8/3), GRANT felt weary at his hotel and collapsed. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he had emergency surgery to remove a blood clot. He passed away SUNDAY (8/7) around 3:30p at BERNARD’s MEDICAL CENTER.
CASH’s daughter and singer/songwriter ROSANNE CASH said SUNDAY morning, “Had Dad not had MARSHALL, he wouldn’t have had the ‘JOHNNY CASH Sound,’ and he wouldn’t have become all that he was, in his fullness. And I wouldn’t have become a songwriter or a musician. There’s a whole lineage that wouldn’t have happened.”