A member of The Specials who was also Terry Hall’s bandmate disclosed the singer’s actual cause of death.
Following the announcement on Monday by Hall’s band, The Specials, that its lead vocalist had passed away at the age of 63, the music business was inundated with yet another death notice.
In addition, it stated that Hall had passed away “after a brief illness,” although it did not define the nature of the disease that he had endured.
Terry Hall’s bandmate divulged the news that Terry Hall passed away from cancer a few days after the news was confirmed.
The Specials have already planned their upcoming projects and events, including the release of a reggae album in the year 2020, as Horace Panter detailed in a lengthy post on Facebook.
He made a point to mention that they had previously arranged everything and that they had a meeting planned with Nikolaj to finish the project this year.
On the other hand, they received an email from Hall stating that he would not be able to participate in the pre-production sessions due to an issue with his stomach. After a week had passed, the singer still did not feel well, which led to his being admitted to the hospital.
After a few days had passed, their boss gave them a call to break the disappointing news to them.
He stated, “Terry’s sickness is a lot worse than we thought it was,” and we agreed with him. “A cancerous condition has been identified in him. This is a significant issue. To the point of endangering one’s life.
In addition to that, he now has diabetes. First, this condition needs to be addressed, and after that, a chemotherapy regimen should be followed. Absolutely nothing can be done about it. Everything is placed on hold for the time being.”
Even though everyone was keeping their fingers crossed for Hall, the singer’s condition continued to deteriorate to the point where he had already lost a significant amount of weight. At that point, the cancer that originated in his pancreas had already migrated to his liver.
Sadly, he did not make it, as he passed suddenly on December 18th, so his hopes were dashed. Panter then said that the world had lost a distinctive voice, and that he himself had also lost a good friend.
Who was Terry Hall?
Terry Hall was born on March 19, 1959, and he spent his childhood in the city of Coventry, which is located in England. He was the principal vocalist for the band known as The Specials. When he was 12 years old, he was on vacation in France when he was kidnapped by a paedophile gang.
Terry had already dropped out of school and was doing a variety of temporary jobs when he became 15 years old, including that of a bricklayer, quantity surveyor, and apprentice hairdresser, amongst many others.
In the latter half of the 1970s, he became an engaged participant in the expanding music scene in Coventry. During that time period, he was a member of a neighborhood punk band named Squad.
1977 was the year that Hall founded the band known as The Specials. According to Rolling Stone, he was the lead vocalist for the band till the year 1981. After that, he reunited with the band in 2008 and continued to perform with them until the year he passed away.
On October 19, 1979, the band issued their first studio album, which was titled The Specials. Their CD included tracks with titles such as “A Message to You Rudy” and “Too Much Too Young.”
In October of 1980, they released their second studio album, which was titled Second Specials. This album had several popular singles, including “Do Nothing,” “Rat Race,” and “Stereotype.”
The band’s most recent album, titled Encore, was finally released to the public in the year 2019. The album shot straight to the top of the UK Albums Chart not long after it was made available to the public.
According to the BBC, Hall is survived by his wife Lindy Heymann and his three boys, two of whom were born during his relationship with his ex-wife Jeannette Hall.
We would like to extend our sincerest sympathies to the musician’s friends and family members in the United Kingdom. I pray that God would grant him eternal rest. Don’t forget to keep checking back with us for the most recent information from the entertainment industry.
Cause of Death
Some people believe that Terry Hall lost his life due to a renal condition that he had been recently suffering from, despite the fact that there is no official information about the actual cause of death regarding his passing at this time.
In spite of the fact that our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, you can rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to locate relevant information about the tragedy and provide the most recent updates as quickly as we possibly can; however, it is important to remember that the privacy of the family should be respected.
In the late 1970s, lyricist and keyboardist Dammers, vocalist Tim Strickland, guitarist and vocalist Lynval Golding, drummer Silverton Hutchinson, and bassist Horace Panter came together to form the band known as The Specials (a.k.a. Sir Horace Gentleman).
Soon after the band was formed, Hall took over for Strickland as the lead singer of the band. They were in the vanguard of the resurrection of two-tone ska that took place in Britain in the late 1970s.
Two-tone ska combined the rhythms and melodies of Jamaican ska with faster tempos and a rougher edge influenced by punk rock.
Songs like “Enjoy Yourself,” “Do Nothing,” “Stereotype,” and “Rat Race” were included on the follow-up album released in 1980 called More Specials. It involved collaboration with members of the Go- Go’s, including Belinda Carlisle, Charlotte Caffey, and Jane Wiedlin; Rhoda Dakar, of the Bodysnatchers; and Lee Thompson, of Madness.
In addition, Hall and Wiedlin collaborated on the Go-Gos’ debut hit, “Our Lips Are Sealed,” which was released in 1981.
Terry was an academically gifted child and also a noted footballer who was requested to try out for West Bromwich Albion. However, his parents turned down the opportunity because they felt it would be an inconvenience for them to travel across the Midlands.
Terry was born in Coventry on March 19, 1959, to a family whose primary occupation was in the automobile industry. Even though he breezed through the 11-plus exam with flying colours, his parents decided against enrolling him in a grammar school in the area.