According to reports from Decibel and Metal Sucks, Peaceville Records founder Paul “Hammy” Halmshaw is terminally ill with a heart condition and needs help to cope with his condition from fans, and peers. There is a crowdfunding campaign launched via JustGiving. Peaceville has given the world albums by such legendary musical acts as Katatonia, Autopsy, Darkthrone, Paradise Lost, and My Dying Bride. Hammy, who is now 56 years old, was recently diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a hereditary, terminal condition in which the heart muscle becomes weakened and enlarged. “As a result, the heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body,” according to MedlinePlug.gov.
Hammy details his struggles via the JustGiving page:
“After a life in music I became seriously ill in lockdown. I found out I had hereditary dilated cardiomyopathy which is terminal.”
“To enable Hammy to continue living at his long time home he needs a ground floor bathroom and bedroom building ASAP… Would you be kind enough to donate some spare change to enable this?”