Country singer Tom T. Hall’s cause of death has been revealed.
The icon died on August 20 of a self-inflicted gunshot at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 85 years old.
The Williamson County Medical Examiner’s autopsy report noted that a 911 call was heard at 11:15 a.m. that day, according to Fox News.
EMS responded to the incident and found Hall dead at the scene.
“Paramedics confirmed death at approximately 11:33 am, due to obvious injuries,” the report says.
His son, Dean Hall, confirmed the star’s death at the time on social media. However, he did not give any cause of death.
Hall was known for writing hits such as “This is How I Got to Memphis” and “Harper Valley PTA.”
He has been grouped with other county music legends such as Kris Kristofferson, John Hartford, and Mickey Newbury.
He gained prestige in the country music world in the early 1970s, with singles such as “Watergate Blues”, “The Monkey Who Became President”, “The Year Clayton Delaney Died” and “(Old Dogs, Children and ) Watermelon Wine. “
Hall was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019 and musician Jason Isbell commemorated him by singing his song “Mama Bake a Pie (Daddy Kill a Chicken).”
The composer was born near Olive Hill, Kentucky, in a log cabin and was the fourth child of a minister. He first became interested in music at the age of 4, when he picked up a guitar and started playing.
He joined the military in 1957 and returned home in 1961. After his military service, he began writing songs and was discovered by Nashville publisher Jimmy Key.
Before joining the service, he spent time playing in a bluegrass band and DJing in Morehead, Kentucky.
“In all my writing, I have never made judgments,” he said in 1986. “I think that’s my secret. I am a witness. I just look at everything and don’t decide if it’s good or bad. “
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