Country star Tom T. Hall’s death has been ruled a suicide.
Tom Hall who was found dead at the age of 85 at his Franklin, Tennessee home on the morning of August 20 last year, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Williamson County Medical Examiner in an autopsy report obtained by People, said a 911 call was placed at 11:15 a.m. that Friday, with EMS responding to the scene.
The report read in part;
“Paramedics confirmed death at approximately 1133 hours, due to obvious injuries.”
At the time of his death which was confirmed by his son Dean Hall, no cause of death was given.
Tom Hall was a renowned country songwriter, who wrote classics such as “That’s How I Got To Memphis” and “Harper Valley P.T.A.” (which is sung by Jeannie C. Riley). His songs earned him a spot in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1978.
He also won one Grammy Award, for his Greatest Hits album in 1972, and was nominated for five additional statuettes. In 2008, Hall was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame alongside Emmylou Harris, The Statler Brothers and Ernest Stoneman.