Songwriter JJ Cale dies after suffering a heart attack - WSMV Channel 4

Songwriter JJ Cale dies after suffering a heart attack

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Grammy-winning musician, singer and songwriter JJ Cale died Friday night. He was 74.

The Oklahoma native died of an apparent heart attack in California, according the president of his management agency.

Cale wrote notable songs like Cocaine and After Midnight for Eric Clapton and Call Me the Breeze for Lynard Skynard.

In 2011, Cale was nominated from the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Cale was also a former member of the Grand Ole Opry Touring Company.

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