Jack Greene has died, he was eighty three years old from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. The Country music singer who was nicknamed ‘Jolly Greene Giant’ passed way peacefully in his sleep, just two months following the celebration of his eighty third birthday at his home in Nashville, Tennessee. The ‘There Goes My Everything’ vocalist surrounded by his close friends and family.
The Grand Ole Opry announces on its official web-site.
“Greene had been a member of the Opry, a sign of elite status in the industry, since 1967. He died Thursday, March 14, only two months after his 83rd birthday during which he still performed in fine voice for his friends despite his loss of memory and health.
“The Opry family has lost a valued member,” the group said on its Face-book page. “Thank you Jack Greene for years of great music and memories. Prayers with his loved ones today.”
He was seventeen when he started his career, getting his big break being Ernest Tubb’s drummer. Funeral arrangement are yet to be announced.