Hank Williams was an American singer, composer, and musician who died in 1953 at 29.
He is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most famous and influential American singers and composers, with 55 singles reaching the top ten of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart.
What was Hank Williams cause of death?
The legendary country musician died from a heart attack. This was a result of substance abuse.
According to reports he combined and consumed an unhealthy amount of alcohol, morphine, and chloral hydrate.
In popular culture, Williams has been dubbed “the King of Country Music,” and his birthday, September 21, is observed as Hank Williams Day in his home state of Alabama.
The first commemoration, in 1954, included the erection of a monument at the Cramton Bowl, which was later relocated to Williams’ burial.
In 1960, Williams’ star was installed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6400 Hollywood Boulevard. He was named the most popular country and western performer of all time, surpassing legends such as Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Red Foley, and Ernest Tubb.
In 1961, Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and in 1985, he was admitted into the Alabama Music Halls of Fame.
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