GEORGE JONES OBIT-VO - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

GEORGE JONES OBIT-NATVO

COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND GEORGE JONES HAS DIED.

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THE 81-YEAR-OLD DIED AT A NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE HOSPITAL THIS MORNING.

HE WAS HOSPITALIZED EIGHT DAYS AGO FOR A FEVER AND IRREGULAR BLOOD PRESSURE.

JONES iS REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SINGERS IN AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY.

HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME IN 1992 AND RECEIVED THE NATION'S HIGHEST ARTS AWARD, THE KENNEDY CENTER HONOR FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT, IN 2008.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE OF 30-YEARS, NANCY AND HIS CHILDREN.

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