Grenell, who gained notoriety as John Hore, has passed away at the age of 78, according to a family member. The news has come as a shock to the music fraternity and waves of condolences have been passed on social media.
John Denver Hore better known for his stage name, John Grenell is a New Zealand country singer and songwriter. After finishing third in the national television competition “Have a Shot,” Grenell received his first professional contract in 1962.
He made 16 albums between 1963 and 1974, including his debut record album for Joe Brown. Most of his album has reached gold status on the chart and is still popular among different people.
John was one of the pioneers and brand ambassadors of New Zealand music, who dedicated 60 years of his life to the beats. Such a legendary singer has died, and his wife was the first to report his death.
John Grenell Wife: Insights On The Married Life Of The Singer
John Grenell was married to the love of his life, Deidre Bruton. The couple shared vows in an intimate ceremony back in 1971, accompanied by close family members and friends.
The couple used to live their life privately away from the flashes of paparazzi, and they were hardly seen in public. However, Deidre was the biggest admirer and critic of her husband’s songs.
John and his wife Deidre have four children, three sons, and a daughter, and all of them are influenced by the father’s music. All three boys the singer have decided music is their profession.
On the other hand, John’s daughter won an NZ Music Award in 2012 for her album Three Feathers in the category of Best Folk Album of the Year. The family raises Appaloosa horses on a farm in the Canterbury foothills near Whitecliffs.
John Grenell Cause Of Death And Obituary: The Legendary Singer Died At The Age Of 78
According to rnz, John Grenell’s wife was the first one to report the death of the singer as a heart attack. John passed away quietly from a heart attack Friday night, according to Deirdre Lusby.
The family plans a special farewell for John and asks for privacy. At a later time, there will be a public memorial service with a musical celebration of his life according to his lovely wife.
The obituary notice and the date for the funeral have not been released at the moment. The family of the singer is taking their time as they are mourning the death of John.
Many celebrities from different fields are expected to pay a visit to the funeral of the singer, to cherish his wonderful life of 78 years.
What Was The Net Worth Of John Grenell At The Time Of His Death?
Although different claims from the internet, John didn’t reveal any details about his net worth. To respect his privacy, his fortune has been kept confidential at the moment.
He earned big bucks as a professional singer and songwriter. John, a Ranfurly native, achieved chart-topping success in the 1990s with the Jim Reeves song “Welcome To Our World.”
A nationwide TV ad campaign for Toyota vehicles featured the song, making it a global hit. The singer used to earn royalties from his songs from the past until his shocking death news.