My heart skipped a joyful beat when I read this one: American music icon Buck Owens' last meal was chicken-fried steak.
"He had come to the club early and had a chicken-fried steak dinner and bragged that it's his favorite meal," Jim Shaw, a longtime member of Owens' Buckaroos band, told the Los Angeles Times.
After dinner, Owens played his regular Friday night gig at his Crystal Palace nightclub in Bakersfield, Calif. Hours later, he died in his sleep at age 76.
Here's Crystal Palace's menu description of Owens' last meal:
Skillet Licker Chicken Fried Steak
The ultimate house act! We're known for this hanging over the plate tender steak, coated the way we like it and southern-fried to perfection. $17.95 — Half Order $11.95
Imagine if your last meal was a granola bar.