Has George Jones (singer) passed away

Yes, George Jones passed away on April 26, 2013 in Nashville, TN due to complications of irregular blood pressure. Jones was 81 at the time of his death. He is survived by his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado.

Jones was known as one of country music's greatest singers. He had 14 #1 country hits and 119 albums, counting all his solo albums, collaborations and compilations. He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1956 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992.

Jones' funeral will be open to the public. It will take place at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Updated on Tuesday, April 30 2013 at 01:30PM EDT