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Rock Stars React to Country Music Legend George Jones' Death

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/GeorgeJones (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/GeorgeJones (via ABC News Radio)

Country music legend George Jones died at the age of 81 on Friday in Nashville, Tennessee after being hospitalized April 18 with a fever and high blood pressure. Despite being one of the defining artists in country music history, reaction to his death on Twitter and online proves that his work was a huge influence on every genre of music.

Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill tweeted , “RIP George Jones, you'll be sorely missed. One of the all time greats. #allpossumsgotoheaven.”

The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy also paid tribute to the late country singer, tweeting , “Thanks for the music, George.” He also included a link to performance by Jones and his ex-wife Tammy Wynette singing “Golden Ring” on the syndicated country music television series Pop Goes the Country two years after their divorce.

Other stars' comments:

Tom Morello : “RIP country titan George Jones. Raw honest music.”

Nikki Sixx : “RIP George Jones. What a huge loss to music.”

Bret Michaels : "#RIPGeorgeJones. My heartfelt prayers go out the family, friends and fans of George Jones."

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