Patsy Cline: Age 30 | Cause Of Death: AIRPLANE CRASH/ HELICOPTER

Patsy Cline

(b. Virginia Patterson Hensley,  8 September 1932, Gore, near Winchester, Virginia,  d. 5 March 1963)

Patsy’s manager, Randy Hughes, was the son-in-law of Cowboy Copas. In 1963 Randy flew Patsy to Kansas City for a benefit for the widow of a country disc jockey who had died in a car crash. The return journey was hampered by storms and poor visibility. On 5 March 1963 Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Randy Hughes were killed when their plane crashed in swamped woodlands in Camden, Tennessee, 85 miles from Nashville. Identification was difficult as only Patsy’s shoulders, the back of her head and right arm were in one recognizable piece. Another country star, Jack Anglin, of the duo Johnny And Jack, was killed on the way to her funeral. Patsy’s single at the time of her death was, ironically, Leavin’ On Your Mind.
Link to:  Patsy Cline: Original Keys for Singers: Piano/Vocal: (Sheet Music)