, one of the greatest country music musicians who is known for his emotional performances, passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Friday, April 26, at the age of 81. According to his spokesperson, Jones was admitted to the hospital on Thursday, April 18, because he had fever and irregular blood pressure. Jones is survived by his wife Nancy Jones, sister Helen Scroggins, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Celebrities and musicians took to Twitter to mourn the death of the "Good Year for the Roses" singer. tweeted, "Happy memory of me and George. You may have left us, but your music and your legacy never will. #Legend," and attached a photo of her with Jones sitting on a motorcycle. wrote, "I'm stunned and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend George Jones.The very definition of a legend. Thoughts and prayers."