LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – George Jones is dead at 81. Cause of death for George Jones remains pending. Funeral arrangements have not been announced to news.
A publicist for the country singer says that Jones was hospitalized this week. George Jones died today April 26, 2013 inside Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. His rep tells news that Jones had been suffering from a fever and irregular blood pressure.
Last year in August, George Jones told news that he would retire at the end of his 2013 tour. Jones has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1956. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992, named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2008, and given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2012.
Just days ago, Jones was the victim of several death hoaxes on the internet. His rep told news at the time , “stop believing what you see on the internet”.
Jones is survived by wife Nancy Sepulvado and four children. He had two sons with ex-wife Shirley Ann Corley, one daughter with Dorothy Bonvillion, and one daughter with Tammy Wynette. He was married to Tammy Wynette for roughly six years ending in divorce in 1976.
Jones will be greatly missed. Send your love.