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Panel to decide if tenor will stay on life support

A medical ethics panel was reviewing the case of noted tenor Jerry Hadley, who remained in "extremely grave" condition Friday with a gunshot wound, a family spokeswoman said.The 55-year-old singer shot himself in the head with an air rifle Tuesday at his home several miles outside Poughkeepsie, according to state police.Medical staff evaluated him Thursday to determine whether he should remain on
/ Source: The Associated Press

A medical ethics panel was reviewing the case of noted tenor Jerry Hadley, who remained in "extremely grave" condition Friday with a gunshot wound, a family spokeswoman said.

The 55-year-old singer shot himself in the head with an air rifle Tuesday at his home several miles outside Poughkeepsie, according to state police.

Medical staff evaluated him Thursday to determine whether he should remain on life support. Family friend and spokeswoman Celia Novo said Friday that a medical ethics panel at the hospital was reviewing the case and would report to the family. She did not know when that would happen.

"The family is in limbo, too," Novo said.

Hadley's celebrated career included the title roles in composer John Harbison's "The Great Gatsby" and the 1989 production of Leonard Bernstein's musical "Candide," and a featured role in the 2004 Grammy-winning recording of Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa."

Officials said this week that Hadley had been treated for depression and was filing for bankruptcy.