Liz Anderson died on Halloween 2011 at the age of 81. The singer-songwriter was best known for her hits 'Mama Spank' and 'The Game of Triangles,' but she also penned songs like ‘(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers’ and ‘I’m a Lonesome Fugitive’ for Merle Haggard, the first of which helped him decide on the band name the Strangers. She is the mother of singer Lynn Anderson, whom she also wrote songs for. During her long career, Liz Anderson won two Grammy Awards.