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Lee Hazelwood, the American country singer, songwriter, and record producer, passed away on Aug. 4 in Las Vegas.
updated 8/6/2007 8:22:09 PM ET 2007-08-07T00:22:09

Lee Hazlewood, a singer and songwriter best known for writing and producing “These Boots Are Made for Walkin”’ for Nancy Sinatra, has died. He was 78.

Barton Lee Hazlewood died at his home in Henderson of kidney cancer on Saturday evening, the Clark County coroner’s office said.

Hazlewood was most famous for his work with the daughter of Frank Sinatra, including writing and producing such hits as “Sugartown” and “Some Velvet Morning.” He also produced “Something Stupid,” a duet Nancy recorded with her father in 1967.

He also produced for Duane Eddy and Gram Parsons, and performed on a number of solo albums and with Nancy Sinatra in three “Nancy & Lee” albums.

Hazlewood was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2005 and released his final album, “Cake or Death” in 2006.

He was survived by his third wife, Jeane, his son Mark and daughters Debbie and Samantha.

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