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George Jones Dies, Country Music Stars Flood Twitter in Mourning

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
April 26, 2013|11:10 am

George Jones died at age 81 on Friday, causing a wave of grief in the country music world.

The famed country music singer recorded dozens of hit songs including "He Stopped Loving Her Today" throughout his career that spanned five decades.

Publicist Kirk Webster said that Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after receiving treatment for a fever and irregular blood pressure, according to the Associated Press.

Jones' countless fans have included Frank Sinatra, Pete Townsend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor, among many other notable names in music.

Messages from fellow singers and songwriters in the music industry have flooded Twitter as the sad news reached media outlets today.

Carrie Underwood was among the hundreds of Twitter users mourning Jones.

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"Prayers going to George Jones' family today," wrote the singer. "Rest in [peace], George. You are loved and will be missed greatly."

Underwood's fellow "American Idol" alum Scotty McCreery also took to Twitter on Friday.

"RIP George Jones," wrote the country music singer. "A country music legend who will be truly missed."

Faith Hill mentioned Jones' family in a Twitter post.

"We lost one of the best voices God created this morning," wrote the country music superstar. "Our hearts are saddened to hear that George Jones has passed away… Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and all of the family."

"George," started Luke Bryan via Twitter. "You will be deeply missed. Thanks for the beautiful memories."

David Nail wrote, "RIP George Jones! Glad I got to meet him."

Furthermore, Hollywood actors also took to the micro blogging site with their grief over Jones' death.

"RIP George Jones," wrote Ali Landry. "His music was the soundtrack to my childhood. My whole family were huge fans. What a legend :("

 

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