George Jones, the country singer affectionately called "the Possum" and known for hits including "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died at 81, his publicity firm confirms to TheWrap.
The Country Music Hall of Famer, member of the Grand Ole Opry and Kennedy Center Honoree died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was hospitalized April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure.
Jones' has been the target of death hoaxes in the past, but his publicity firm told TheWrap that this time was no hoax.
Born Sept. 12, 1931, in Saratoga, Tex., Jones was one of...