George Jones Dies: Country Singer Dead At 81

 @lukeydukeyl.villapaz@ibtimes.com on April 26 2013 12:11 PM

George Jones Tammy Wynette and George Jones performing in Nashville  Reuters

George Jones, the country singer, died at the age of 81. He passed away days after being hospitalized for a fever and irregular blood pressure at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Jones was a legend in the country music community with numerous hits including “She Thinks I Still Care,” “White Lightning” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”  

While he had many hits throughout his career, his early years were marred with marriage difficulties, alcoholism and frequent concert cancellations, a habit that gained him the nickname “No-Show Jones.”

Despite his personal life, Jones’ music was revered by many. He will be remembered as one of the greats in country music.

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