George Jones' rep has released a statement:
"Today is a sad day for music. George said to me once, 'One day Ill Join the Angel band.' Well, today he did."
The statement continues, "George passed with his family by his side and the official cause of death is being listed as 'Hypoxic Respiratory Failure.'"
Hypoxic Respiratory Failure means the lungs aren't giving enough oxygen to the rest of the body
It is with sad news that PopGoesTheArts must announce that country music icon George Jones has passed away at the age of 81.
While the cause of death has not yet been officially declared, Jones was hospitalized back in April 18th due to a fever and irregular blood pressure.
Jones is survived by his 4 children and wife of 30 years Nancy.
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.