Skip to comments.George Jones, dead at 81
Posted on 04/26/2013 7:19:11 AM PDT by diverteach
George Jones ... the country music megastar whose heartfelt vocals and close-to-home lyrics defined the genre for generations ... died today. He was 81.
Jones was hospitalized in Nashville Thursday for a fever and irregular blood pressure, though the cause of death was not immediately released.
Jones was in the middle of a tour -- it was supposed to be his last -- when he fell ill. Several dates had already been canceled.
Jones' towering influence on country music was equaled only by his public persona ... which often imitated the melodrama in his songs ... and was well-chronicled in the tabloids. He was married four times -- once to Tammy Wynette -- and made countless headlines for drinking, stormy romances and violent rages.
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RIP George, and God bless you for all the great songs.
Oh,no! Definitely one of the best country singers/songwriters of all time. Will miss him. :-(
Wow. RIP Ol’ Possum. Thanks for the great memories :..)
So very sad.
I’m glad I got to see him before he died.
I always said that if I ever killed myself it would be to a George Jones song.
My all time favorite song! I rememeber seeing Jones on an old episode fo Crook and Chase and he was telling the story about how when he was aked to record the song he turned it down 2 or 3 times because he said it was the worst song he evr heard, it was too sad and nobody woud ever buy it!
Ol’ Possum was a good entertainer in his day. I think his liver should be inducted into the hall of fame!
RIP George. I hope his headstone has a lawn tractor on it.
RIP Possum. They don’t make country singers like you any more.
I just loved “He Stopped Lovin’ Her Today” and I’m not much of a country music fan. One of the best ballads ever.
He’s not dead. Just playin possum
RIP indeed, Possum.
May he rest in peace.
Oh this is sad... I grew up listening to George Jones. I still have an 8 track cassette of his all time hits volume I... the first 8 track I ever bought. RIP George!
He was a train wreck of a person. But he was certainly entertaining and talented.
....It's the Brunette in your car that turns me on....
Rest in peace.
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