How sad. Country singing legend George died at 81 years old on April 26. He is survived by four children and his wife of 30 years, Nancy.
George Jones died at 81 years old in Nashville on April 26. The singer, who once nearly died in a car wreck in 1999, was hospitalized in Nashville on April 18 for a fever and irregular blood pressure, though his cause of death is not yet certain. So sad.
George Jones Dies In Nashville
George died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
George, who was famous for his sad vocals and wonderful songs, was in the middle of a tour when he fell ill, reports TMZ. He had already cancelled several dates, and had many more planned before his rather untimely death. He was planning to retire after this tour.
George is survived by his fourth wife of 30 years, Nancy Sepulvado, who is credited with saving him from cocaine and alcohol.
He has four children with his first three wives — two sons and two daughters. He was famously married to Tammy Wynette for six years, and their daughter Georgette Jones often performed with him.
George Jones’ Legacy
Many people say that George was the greatest living country singer of all time.
“For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in its lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely avoid becoming similarly involved,” said country music scholar Bill C. Malone.
Waylon Jennings, in his song “It’s Alright” expressed his jealousy when he said, “If we all could sound like we wanted to, we’d all sound like George Jones.”
Our thoughts are with George’s family.
— Eleanore Hutch