Opera singer Jerry Hadley died Wednesday, just over a week after he was severely injured in an apparent suicide attempt, a family spokeswoman said.

The 55-year-old tenor died at 11:20 a.m., two days after doctors at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie took him off life support, said family friend and spokeswoman Celia Novo.

Hadley shot himself with an air rifle July 10 at his Clinton Corners home near Poughkeepsie, according to state police. State troopers found him unconscious on his bedroom floor.

The American-born Hadley was considered a world-class tenor, singing roles that required an agile, lyric voice. He sang works as varied as composer John Harbison's "The Great Gatsby" and Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte."