Medical Daily is reporting that George Jones died of hypoxic respiratory failure, a condition that occurs when there is too little oxygen present for the body to carry out its basic functions. Hypoxic respiratory failure can result from low oxygen levels in the blood, an inefficient blood supply to the tissues, or the presence of toxins which prevent cells from using the oxygen that is present.
He had been hospitalized since April 18 with a fever and irregular blood pressure. His funeral is slated for Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, where friends, family and music industry giants will gather to pay tribute to the enduring legacy of one of country music’s greatest vocalists. The service will be open to the public.
In lieu of flowers, Jones’ family has asked that contributions be made to the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund, or the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Phil Vassar from Arizona "She Thinks I Still Care:
Statler Brother and friend of the Country Club Show Don Reid wrote this piece on George Jones. Don has such a fantastic way with words and some great memories to share.
Read Don's Thoughts... HERE
From Saturday night in Birmingham, Alabama
Last night in California, Lady Antebellum paid tribute to George Jones by singing "Choices." Here's a video....
Keith Urban saluting George Jones... Take a Look
Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member, and Kennedy Center Honoree George Glenn Jones died Friday, April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was hospitalized April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure.
Here's a link to a great George Jones article from Music Row. Click Here