Matt Hurter a South African Country Legend Dies
“You Don’t Have To Walk On Water, It’s How You Walk On Land” Matt Hurter
After a long journey with cancer Matt Hurter finally lost his battle yesterday. The Country music circle in South Africa is mourning the lose of their favourite Country Star today as his friends fans and family are posting messages of condolences on the social networks.
Everyone has their own story to tell of Matt, and how he lived his life dedicating his precious time to Country music in South Africa. It is clear to all that Matt has been extremely brave in his efforts to stay focused and determined to be live up to his Cowboy image right up to the very end while almost silently fighting his illness.
Almost every Country music star in South Africa have shown Matt the respect he deserves and we are sure that Matt died knowing that his fellow artists loved him till the end.
This is a sincere & very emotional thank you to all, the very special artists, fans and friends of my Beloved Husband, Matt Hurter, for your unbelievable support, messages of condolences, good wishes and calls after his passing last night! He was a huge personality and the Love of my life and will forever remain for me “A fire i can’t put out.” Nelia Muller Hurter
Matt Hurter was, is and will always be, a bona fide South African country music legend. Standing 6’4″ in his stocking feet and was affectionately known as “Big Matt Hurter”.
Matt had many hits throughout his life and will be missed by all who love Country music. Matt was a big man and and will leave a huge empty space in the Country Music scene. The good thing about anyone who dedicates their life to a cause is that everyone who also believes in that cause (Country Music) will always remember you.
Two of Matt’s favorite quotes were, “Do it for your COUNTRY” and the one below our favourite:
“You don’t have to walk on water, it’s how you walk on land”, Matt Hurter
Matt’s Wife Nelia posted the following Information on Facebook for all Matt’s Family, Friends and Fans, A ‘Memoriam’ will be held at The Pearly Beach Angling Club on Friday, 7th September 2018 at 11h00
Matt Hurter Lived Country Died Country 1944 – 2018