DEAD: Tex Ritter

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Tex Ritter (aged 68)
-American country musician


Woodward Maurice “Tex” Ritter (January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974) was an American country musicsinger and actor popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s, and the patriarch of the Ritter acting family (son John and grandsons Jason and Tyler). He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

DEATH: In 1974, he had a heart attack and died in Nashville, Tennessee, ten days before his 69th birthday. (His family now believes that he may actually have died from an aortic dissection like his son John Ritter did, as dissections often run in the family.)
His last hit record was a cover of Gordon Sinclair’s famous editorial “The Americans (A Canadian’s Opinion)”. It reached No. 35 on the country chart shortly after his death. He is interred at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Section 8 in Port Neches in Jefferson County, Texas. His son John is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California.

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