George Jones has died.

The country music legend had been hospitalized in Nashville last week for a fever and irregular blood pressure, and had postponed his show in Salem last Saturday.

His publicist, Kirt Webster, said that George died this morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The cause of death was not immediately released.

The Possom was in the middle of a farewell tour. He was 81.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy Jones, his sister Helen Scroggins, his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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Tickets to the May 9th concert at the Salem Civic Center will be refunded at the point of purchase...