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Country music legend George Jones dies at 81

George Jones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Legendary country music singer George Jones has died at age 81.

He died at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville on Friday morning.

Jones had been hospitalized since April 18 with a fever and irregular blood pressure, his representatives said.

Jones sang some of the most popular songs in country music including “She Thinks I Still Care,” “The Race Is On,” “White Lightning,” “Finally Friday,” “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” “The One I Loved Back Then,” “The Grand Tour” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”

Jones’ career was marked by a tumultuous marriage to Tammy Wynette and bouts with alcoholism that led to occasional concert cancellations.

But there was no denying his talent.

More details coming soon.  CNN contributed to this report.

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