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Faron Young
Birth: Feb. 25, 1932
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 1996
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Country Music Singer. A star of the Grand Ole Opry from 1952 to 1964), he was also known as "The Singing Sheriff" after appearing in a 1956 western "Hired Guns." He helped Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson get their music careers started. One of his #1 hits was a 1961 Nelson-penned tune "Hello Walls." He was very opinionated concerning the state of the Nashville music business and was alienated as a result. He became depressed over health problems (emphysema and prostate problems), his career slump, and a divorce from his wife of 40 years, Hilda. On December 9, 1996, he shot himself in the head with a .38 caliber handgun. He was found unconscious on a bed in his home by a former band member, Ray Emmett, and died one day later. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame June, 2000. 

Cause of death: Self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee
 
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Record added: Apr 30, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9192
Faron Young
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- R I P
 Added: Dec. 10, 2014

- Lisa Lackey-Reeves
 Added: Dec. 10, 2014
You are greatly loved & missed. There will never be another voice or entertainer like you. Nashville, Country Music, & the world have never been the same. Your music & spirit will live through enternity. Much love, always Sheriff
- Sami820
 Added: Dec. 10, 2014
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