June Carter Cash Birth name Valerie June Carter Born June 23, 1929 Maces Spring, Virginia, US Origin Hiltons, Virginia, US Died May 15, 2003 (aged 73) Nashville, Tennessee, US Death: Complications following heart-valve replacement surgery
Johnny Cash and June Carter on their wedding day, March 1, 1968. Their marriage lasted 35 years. When June died in 2003, Johnny was devastated. At her funeral, Johnny had to be helped from his wheelchair to view his wife’s face one last time. At a family gathering, he said, “I don’t know hardly what to say tonight about being up here without her. The pain is so severe; there is no way of describing it.” Johnny Cash died less than four months later.