Lee Hazlewood dies after battle with cancer
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.
Lee Hazelwood’s lasting impact through scores of cover versions by a wide variety of artists, including Vanilla Fudge, Primal Scream & Kate Moss, Lydia Lunch, My Dying Bride, Entombed, Slowdive, and Hungarian jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo.
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.