(Orange, Texas)

April 26, 2013

Country music star George Jones dies Friday at age 81

Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — George Jones, a legend in country music and a native of Southeast Texas, died Friday at the age of 81.

Jones, whose career spanned more than 50 years, died Friday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure, according to his publicist Kirt Webster in an article by the Associated Press.

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