No official obituary exists for Merle Haggard as he is not dead, as of March 2015. He was the subject of a death hoax on March 10, 2015. However, his reps confirmed the next day that the report of his death was fake and that he is alive.
The death hoax began when a fake obituary was posted on Haggard's Facebook page stating the singer had passed away that morning around 11:00 a.m. No announcements of Haggard's death were made on his official Web page. Haggard is on tour in the United States on and off until the end of 2015. He was born in April 1937 and is 78 years old.