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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



    George Jones' Funeral Open to Public
    In this Jan. 10, 2007 file photo, George Jones is shown in Nashville, Tenn.

    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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