Sue Thompson death – How did Sue Thompson die? – cause of death – dead : obituary – tributes
Sue Thompson Cause of death – what happened?
- Date of death : September 23, 2021
- Death Age : 96 -year-old
- cause of death : unconfirmed
we’ve now lost another one of the oldest living country artists, that being Sue Thompson, who was performing country songs on television starting in the late 40’s, and throughout the 60’s and 70’s had numerous pop and country hits. Thompson passed away on September 23rd at the age of 96.
Finding her first big success with songs penned by John D. Loudermilk, once married to Western Swing banjo player Hank Penny, and recording multiple duet albums with Don Gibson, Sue Thompson left her mark on both pop and country with her girlish-sounding singing voice that remained in high demand well into her 40’s.
Born Eva Sue McKee on July 19, 1925 in Nevada, Missouri, she was singing cowgirl songs and playing guitar on stage by the age of 7. After her family moved to San Jose, California, she began performing on the Hometown Hayride TV show. When World War II broke out, and she became a true life Rosie the Riveter, working in a defense plant. By the age of 20, she was married and had her first child, though the marriage didn’t last very long, and to support herself, she was performing nightly in clubs around California’s Bay Area.
After winning a talent contest in San Jose, Sue Thompson caught the eye of bandleader Dude Martin, and Sue began singing in his band, and signed her first solo recording contract to Mercury Records in 1950. Dude and Sue were soon married, but not for very long as Hank Penny joined Dude Martin’s band in 1952, and ended up leaving with Sue Thompson on his arm. After Sue divorced Dude Martin, she moved with Hank Penny to Los Angeles, where the two hosted a TV show for two years before moving to Las Vegas to perform on the casino circuit.
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