Autor: Christian Voss
Die Nachricht über das plötzliche Ableben des Country-Titanen sorgte für weltweite Betroffenheit. Die Anteilnahme und Trauer, um einen der einflussreichsten Musiker aller Zeiten scheint endlos. Hier ein Auszug der Reaktionen von Prominenz und Familie:
Elvis Costello: "I am saddened and very sorry for all Johnny's family. He was a great, great man. He made me feel very welcome in his home and I will never forget that."
Mick Jagger: "A great loss to the music community, Johnny´s Songs once made up a a big part of our repertoire. I was really saddened to hear of Johnny's death". Jagger weiter: "His influence spread over many generations of different people. I loved him as singer and a writer."
Nick Cave: "He had such a wealth of experience in his voice, heaven and hell and no one could touch him. He was the real thing."
U2 Sänger Bono:"I considered myself a friend, he considered me a fan - he indulged me. He showed me around his house, his ranch, his zoo (seriously, he had a zoo in Nashville), his faith, his musicianship - it was a lot to take in. He was more than wise. In a garden full of weeds - the oak tree."
George W. Bush:"Johnny Cash was a music legend and American icon whose career spanned decades and genres. His resonant voice and human compassion reached the hearts and souls of generations, and he will be missed. Laura joins me in sending our thoughts and prayers to his family".
Erklärung der Familie: "The family of Johnny Cash, in this sad hour, is greatly comforted by the outpouring of love and respect for his remarkable life. We take solace in the knowledge that he is again reunited with his dearest companion, June. Our lives, and indeed the entire planet, will forever feel the emptiness of his loss, but his music and the greatness of his spirit will endure"Die Reaktionen der Intro-Community könnt Ihr hier und hier verfolgen bzw. kommentieren.