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Music legend Porter Wagoner in hospice

  |   Oct. 28, 2007 at 1:23 PM
NASHVILLE, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Country music legend Porter Wagoner transferred to hospice care following admission to a hospital earlier this month for lung cancer, WSMV-TV, Nashville, says.

Wagoner, 80, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002 after serving as a host of the Grand Ole Opry for several years.

“The Porter Wagoner Show” featured prominent country music stars such as Mel Tillis and Dolly Parton.

Dolly Parton’s hit “I Will Always Love You” reportedly is about Wagoner.

He released an album this year and made a guest appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” prior to revealing his deteriorating health.

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