There are many -- too many -- country stars who have had cancer or have been personally affected by it in some way. The truth is, almost everyone knows someone who's battling against the horrific disease, and it does not discriminate based on age, fame, fortune or even good health.
On June 11, 1970, Ray Price married Janie Phillips, and thus began one of country's greatest love stories. Theirs was a love story that lasted 43 and a half years, before the country singer passed away on Dec. 16, 2013, after battling pancreatic cancer.
Ray Price married Janie Price (nee Phillips) on June 11, 1970. They were together almost exactly 43 and a half years before the country music legend passed away on Dec. 16, 2013, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.