COUNTRY singer Hank Williams Jr.’s wife Mary Jane Thomas has died at 61.
The tragic news came after medical procedure complications.
Mary Jane passed away on Tuesday in Jupiter, Florida, TMZ confirmed.
According to the outlet, Jupiter’s Police Department got “a medical call to the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa” around 5pm on Tuesday.
The famous country star’s wife was “transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.”
“A family member confirmed Mary Jane passed away Tuesday in Jupiter, Florida, and we’re told the early indication is it appears she suffered a complication – possibly a blood clot – following a medical procedure,” TMZ said.
At this time, “her death does not appear to be suspicious,” they added.
Mary and Hank, 72, wed in 1990, meeting in 1985 at one of his music concerts.
Hank Jr. is the son of Hank Williams – a revered country legend who had 12 Number 1 singles including three posthumously.
Once called “the King of Country Music,” he died in 1953.
Hank Jr., has forged his own path in the country world and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame induction last November.
The late Mary and Hank Jr. welcomed two children; Katie and Sam – daughters Hillary and Holly are Hank Jr.’s other children with his ex-wife Becky White.
They were married from 1977-to 1983.
Holly has one child – with Hank Jr. having three grandchildren all together.
DAUGHTER KATIE’S TRAGEDY
Mary’s death is sadly just the latest tragedy in the multi-generational country singer’s family.
Katie Williams-Dunning died tragically in 2020.
The 27-year-old was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe in Tennessee when she crashed with her 29-year old husband Tyler Dunning in the car.
The SUV, which was also towing a boat, crossed the median and rolled over, traveling across the northbound lanes and then coming to a stop on the shoulder of the road, Tennessee Highway Patrol reported.
They were airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
The young mother was pronounced dead at the scene.
Katie’s husband survived, and they earlier had two children: Beau Weston, 5, and Audrey Jane, 2.
HIS SAM’S MESSAGE
Two months after Katie’s death, Hank Jr.’s son Sam claimed he was in a conservatorship and begged to be “freed.”
The 25-year-old made the allegations in a silent YouTube video, holding up a sign that said, “I want out.”
He claimed his famous father and half-sister, Holly, put him under a conservatorship in August 2020.
Alongside the video, he wrote: “I’ve been quiet a long time now. I want out of this, and I don’t mind people knowing. They took my grievance process, my spirit, my money, my car, my home, and everything possible in order to ‘protect me.’ Well, I need protection from them.”
The video has since been deleted.
In addition to sharing the video, Sam made the same claims in a series of tweets.
The musician wrote: “I am in a conservatorship,” in five separate tweets each with one word of the message.
He also responded to a tweet from one fan celebrating Britney Spears’s “first February” being victoriously freed of her conservatorship.
Sam shared the post as he wrote: “It’s my second one not free.”
Reps for Hank and Sam did not respond immediately to the Sun’s request for comment.
AN AILING BROTHER
Days after Sam made the claims, TMZ confirmed through court records that Hank filed a petition for an emergency conservatorship in August 2020 for Sam.
Sam seemed to be reeling from the death of his sister and the daughter of Hank Jr., first revealing the news of the accident himself on Facebook, writing: “My sister and brother in law have been in a terrible accident.
“Please pray for them so hard! Katie Williams and Tyler Dunning.”
Sam later spoke about how Katie’s passing impacted him during an interview with People in August 2021.
He said: “I definitely broke and went through a really, really, really hard time. I’m still climbing out of it. But, it’s the ‘still climbing’ part that is the most important. That’ll just always be a big part of my story.”
It is unclear if the arrangement is still in effect.
Mary Jane was a former model for Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion.
She was private compared to her country star husband and although they separated in 2007, they reconciled in 2011.
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