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A Country Legend's Daughter Has Passed Away

Merle Haggard's daughter has passed away.

Dana Haggard died earlier this week, as reported by her brother on social media.

Ben Haggard took to Instagram to say he knows she is hugging their father's arm now, just like in the photograph.

According to The Boot, at the time of her death, Dana was 61.

At this time, the cause of her death is not know, however, Ben suggested she could have died from heartbreak as the the anniversary of Merle's passing had recently come around.

Dana passed away in her sleep.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

My oldest sister Dana passed away yesterday. This photo absolutely broke my heart, I know she's hugging dads arm again. I'll miss you sister RIP.

8,990 Likes, 1,177 Comments - Ben Haggard (@benhaggard) on Instagram: "My oldest sister Dana passed away yesterday. This photo absolutely broke my heart, I know she's..."

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