Country Music Hall of Fame member Hank Thompson has been diagnosed with lung cancer. One report (unconfirmed at this time) has reported that he, much like the late Porter Wagoner, has entered hospice care.
Thompson, 82, abruptly cancelled his tour and announced his retirement from performing on November 2, two days after being released from a hospital in the Dallas area. Although the nature of the illness has not officially been disclosed, a musician source has stated he has advanced lung cancer.
Message from Hank Thompson's web site
UPDATE: Here is the confirmation about Thompson's condition.