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Music Loses a Tremendously Talented Songwriter and Wonderful Person


(This is not a press release. This is an original post from a very real, heartbroken place). --MC

Very saddening news today. Tim Johnson, the sole writer of one of the best songs of all-time, "I Let Her Lie" (recorded by Daryle Singletary), has passed away from complications due to multiple forms of cancer as of 1:30 this morning (time according to Jimmy Wayne). He put up such an amazingly strong fight. To talk to him you would think absolutely nothing was wrong, though organizations had established funds for his fight even back in 2010. He had such a positive energy. And had played a show as recently as two months ago. Though I only saw him very sporadically at various songwriter shows throughout the years, he remembered me every time. A sweet person. Such a very sad day for anyone who's ever had their lives touched by good music.

Please keep his wife and children in your prayers as they try to cope with this tragic loss. In Johnson's own words (recorded by Diamond Rio), "God only cries for the living, because it's the living that are left to carry on...God only cries for the living, because it's the living that are so far from home."

It's uncertain if the NSAI fund set up for Tim and his family in 2010 is still active, but if you would like to try to donate please click this link: http://www.songramp.com/news.php?viewStory=995

And here is a link to a list of just some of the both serious and humorous singles this multi-talented man has written: http://www.musicvf.com/songs.php?page...rchartstab

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