Singer-songwriter Lee Hazlewood dies


LAS VEGAS -- Lee Hazlewood, a singer-songwriter best known for writing and producing "These Boots Were Made For Walkin' " for Nancy Sinatra, has died. He was 78.

Barton Lee Hazlewood died Saturday of kidney cancer at his home in Henderson, 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 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.