Hadley Read Last Rites
LATEST: Celebrated tenor JERRY HADLEY has received the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church and his life support has been removed.
The singer was admitted to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York last week (10Jul07) for a gunshot wound to the head which police say was self-inflicted.
He has been on a life support machine in hospital ever since.
Hadley suffered apparent self-inflicted brain damage after shooting himself in the head with an air rifle at his house in Clinton Corners, New York, according to The New York Times.
Hadley won three Grammy Awards and appeared on recordings including Candide, Show Boat and Symphonic Sondheim: Sweeney Todd (at Carnegie Hall).
Sources claim financial issues led to Hadley attempting suicide.