The country singer / songwriter has passed away, declaring his battle with Alzheimer’s disease and deciding to retire from music more than a year later.
Aceshobiz – Country star Hall Ketchum Died after a battle with dementia.
According to Andrea, the widow of the old singer / songwriter, she passed away on Monday night (November 23).
“His music lives on in your heart forever and gives you peace,” she wrote on Facebook.
Ketchum gave hits in the 1990s, including “Past the Point of Risky”, “Shear Love”, and “Mama Knows the Highway”.
His wife revealed that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in April, 2019, and will no longer be able to perform live.
“I know everyone is wondering why there are no future tour dates, and there is speculation as to why,” he wrote on Facebook at the time. “Our family wants to share the reason. Unfortunately, Hall suffers from Alzheimer’s / dementia. He has been battling it for some time, but out of love for his fans, he has been performing as long as he can.” ”
Ketchum was also diagnosed with active transverse myelitis in 1998 and lost the use of the left side of his body.
He announced his retirement in 2008 but resumed his career in 2014, releasing an album and touring.
Earlier this year, fans and friends raised a tribute fund for the star. At the time, his wife said, “a lot of people were selfless in honor of Hill and gathered to raise funds for his future care,” as we call this life.
“There are so many people to thank …,” he added. “For Hale’s fans, first of all and your love and support connects him with your good comments and stories.”
“For all the musicians, you took the time out of your busy schedule to pay homage to Hall’s songs and as he watched the show he kept saying ‘Wow, they’re my friends!’ ”
“To all the dear friends of Hall who worked tirelessly on Tribute Show, Silent Auction and Gofundmai, we love you all and always will.”