George Jones' Funeral Open to Public

Legendary musician's send-off at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House May 2 to be fan friendly celebration

By Bruna Nessif
|  Monday, Apr 29, 2013  |  Updated 10:36 AM EDT
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In this Jan. 10, 2007 file photo, George Jones is shown in Nashville, Tenn.

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Fans will be able to say goodbye to George Jones.

The country music legend's funeral will take place on Thursday May 2 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., at 10 a.m. and will be open to the public, according to a press release.

"George would have wanted his fans and friends everywhere to be able to come and pay their respects along with his family," his publicist Kirt Webster said.

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Jones' widow Nancy added, "Thanks to George's friends, fans, and loved ones for the outpouring of love at this terrible time."

A private visitation for family, friends and fellow performers will take place on Wednesday evening.

The 81-year-old star passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Friday, where he had been hospitalized since a week earlier after coming down with a slight fever and irregular blood pressure, however his immediate cause of death is still unknown.

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