Country singer George Jones dies

Country singer George Jones dies
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Friday, April 26, 2013 - 10:18am

George Jones, the hard living country legend who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets, has died.

According to his publicist, Jones died on Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure, Bruce Hall takes a look back at his turbulent life.

George Jones was a pure country singer, known for his distinctive voice and his songs of unhappy love and emotional hardships that characterized his life. He was born in Texas, got his first guitar at 9 and by 11 he was playing on street corners.

He had a steady string of hits over 5 decades, but in the entertainment industry he was will known for his addiction to drugs and alcohol.

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