Country singer Hal Ketchum dies aged 67 after battle with dementia 'Great ...

HAL KETCHUM - who shot to fame in the 90s - has died at the age of 67 following complications of dementia.

PUBLISHED: 18:19, Tue, Nov 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:23, Tue, Nov 24, 2020

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Country singer Hal Ketchum, who is best known for his critically acclaimed album Past The Point of Rescue, died at home aged 67. His wife Andrea opened up on her devastation in a heartbreaking post on Facebook.

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She penned: "It's 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. Andrea."

In 1988 Hal was diagnosed with acute transverse myelitis - an ailment that affects the spinal cord.

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His condition forced the singer to have to relearn basic tasks including learning to walk and playing the guitar.

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Hal Ketchum dead: Country singer dies age 67 after battled with dementiaHal Ketchum dead: Country singer dies age 67 after battled with dementia (Image: GETTY)

Hal Ketchum dead: The singer also suffered a spinal condition in 1988Hal Ketchum dead: The singer also suffered a spinal condition in 1988 (Image: GETTY)

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Despite his diagnosis, Hal continued to record music and his songs would often reach the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Celebrity pals and fans alike have flocked to social media and offered their condolences.

Singer Leanne Rimes wrote: "So sad to hear that Hal Ketchum has gone to live amongst the angels. We will miss you down here, Hal! He was such a talent and a dear soul. #riphalketchum."

Joe Bonsall tweeted: "Rest

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