Nineties country star Hal Ketchum has died, after a battle with dementia.
Hal Ketchum is the country singer-songwriter who died on November 24 at the age of 67. Ketchum’s cause of death was dementia. Ketchum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2019. Ketchum’s death was announced in a statement from his wife, Andrea.
A brief statement on Ketchum’s Facebook page on November 24 read, “With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of Dementia. May his music live on forever in your hearts and bring you peace.”
According to Ketchum’s official biography on his website, he has sold more than five million albums worldwide. Among his most famous songs are, “Small Town Saturday Night” and “Hearts Are Gonna Roll.”
For me, Ketchum was one of the best examples of the meritocracy of the nineties era, when an older artist on a small label could sell platinum if the material was up to snuff. Past the Point of Rescue was a brilliant album, and the title track remains one of my favorite songs. He put out so much great music.
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Our prayers are with his family, friends, and fans.