It's a sad day for country music fans, as a true voice of Americana has been lost. Iconic artist Merle Haggard passed away today, coincidentally on his 79th birthday. We're sure the twist of fate was not lost on this workin' man's poet and blues-like country crooner. Strangely enough, he's not the first legend to go out on the same day (s)he came in. Click through for 5 major names who've also died on their birthday.