How was Hank killed?
The result of the original autopsy indicated that Williams died of a heart attack. Author Colin Escott concluded in his book Hank Williams: The Biography that the cause of death was heart failure caused by the combination of alcohol, morphine and chloral hydrate.
Where is Hank’s car?
The Cadillac in which Williams’ body was found, the car he used on that final tour, is now preserved at the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. It is the centerpiece of the museum, which is also filled with memorabilia and portraits and more.
Where did Hank Williams stay the night before he died?
In all likelyhood Hank had died shortly before then in a bed at the Andrew Johnson Hotel. An hour after leaving Knoxville, Carr was stopped near Blaine, TN by patrolman Swan Kitts. Charles Carr had tried to pass somone and almost hit Kitts cruiser as he entered the oncoming lane.
When did Hank Williams died age?
29 years (1923–1953)Hank Williams / Age at death
Where was Hank Williams Funeral?
An estimated 20,000 people attended the funeral of Hank Williams at Montgomery’s Municipal Auditorium, surpassing Jefferson Davis’s inauguration as the largest event ever held in Montgomery.
When was Hank Jr born?
May 26, 1949 (age 72 years)Hank Williams Jr. / Date of birth
Did Audrey attend Hank Williams Funeral?
“I drove the lead limo with the family,” Carr recalled. “[Ex-wife] Audrey and [Williams’ mother] Mrs. Lillie Stone were in the limo, and Marie Harvell — Hank’s cousin — was in there.” Carr said Billie Jean, Williams’ current wife, attended the funeral separately with her father.
Who runs the funeral home where Hank was taken?
He was here when Hank died in 1953, and still runs the funeral home. My name is Merry Hanning,” she said, shaking my hand. She told us that Joe had an assistant do the embalming but he drove the hearse with Hank’s body back to Montgomery. “By the way, this is not the original funeral home where Hank was taken.
What happened to Hank’s car?
Hank’s car, he said, was stored in a wash rack at Burdette’s Pure Oil station to secure it from souvenir hunters. “Charles Carr had nowhere to go until his father and Hank’s mother, Lillian, got here from Montgomery, so we let him stay in an apartment over the funeral home that was used for our ambulance employees.
Who was the driver on Hank’s road trip?
Hank’s hired driver for the trip was an 18-year-old Auburn University student named Charles Carr, son of the local cab company owner, who was hoping to make a little extra money over the holidays. Off they went, in cold, foggy winter weather with snow blanketing the South, stopping the first night at the Redmont Hotel in downtown Birmingham.