JOE CARTER, a member of country music's celebrated Carter Family, has died
aged 78 after battling pancreatic cancer.
Joe passed away on Wednesday (03MAR05) leaving behind three daughters and
He shot to fame in 1932 when he joined his siblings and other relatives in
the band his parents AP and SARA formed.
The Carter Family is credited with revolutionising country music in the
1920s and 1930s and influencing artists including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and
The Carters have released a statement which reads, "Although the family
was aware of the imminence of Joe's death, his passing has deeply affected
Janette and the rest of the tightly-knit family."
Joe's niece RITA FORRESTER adds, "They broke the mould when they made my