Country songwriter Tom T. Hall’s death reigned suicidal

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Tom T. Hall, the Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter who died last August at the age of 85, took his own life at his home in Franklin, Tennessee, the Williamson County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed. Rolling stones on Wednesday.

When reached on the phone by Rolling stones, a spokesman for the doctor’s office said that “the manner of death was convicted as a suicide.” According to the medical report obtained by the country music blog Saves country music, who first reported the story, a 911 call was made at. 11:15 a.m. Friday, August 20, and “paramedics confirmed the death around 1133 a.m. due to obvious injuries.”

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Born Thomas T. Hall on May 25, 1936 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, Hall established an indelible legacy in country music with his detailed lyrics and clear delivery. While his most famous song was “Harper Valley PTA”, which Jeannie C. Riley turned into a CMA Award-winning crossover hit in 1968, he was also considered history songs such as “Homecoming”, “The Year That Clayton Delaney Died” and ” That’s How I Got to Memphis “along with the humorous song-with” I Like Beer “. In 1996, Alan Jackson had a number one hit with the Hall composition “Little Bitty”.

Hall was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

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