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Photos: George Jones: King of broken hearts

Published 10:49 AM ET, Fri April 26, 2013
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Country music legend George Jones died Friday, April 26, in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 81. Above: Jones poses for a portrait circa 1975. Gems/Redferns/Getty Images
Jones poses for a portrait in Nashville circa 1956. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Jones performs with his band on stage for the film, 'From Nashville With Music,' in 1969. Frank Driggs Collection/Getty Images
Country singer Tammy Wynette and Jones perform at Countryside Opry in Chicago in October 1980. Wynette and Jones were once married. Kirk West/Getty Images
Jones and Barbara Mandrell pose during the 1991 Academy of Country Music Awards in Los Angeles. Ron Galella/WireImage
Jones talks with reporters in Nashville before greeting protesters who were rallying in front of WSM Radio studios against radio format changes in January 2002. Rusty Russell/Getty Images
Jones performs during Stagecoach, California's Country Music Festival held at the Empire Polo Field in May 2008 in Indio, California. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Twyla Tharp, left, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Barbra Streisand, Morgan Freeman and Jones stand as they are honored during the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. Gary Fabiano-Pool/Getty Images