Hank Williams Jr. Breaks Silence After Wife’s Unexpected Passing
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Mary Jane Williams, the wife of Country Music Hall of Famer Hank Williams Jr., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 22. She was 58 years old.
A family member confirmed to TMZ that she passed away after she likely suffered a complication from a medical procedure. The complication, the site says, could have been a blood clot. TMZ also reached out to the Jupiter Police Department. A spokesperson replied, saying that the department received a call around 5pm Tuesday, March 22 from the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa.
They are reporting that she “was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.”
Mary Jane and Hank Jr. met at one of his concerts in 1985 and tied the knot in 1990. They had two children together, a daughter named Katie, who passed away in a car accident in 2020, and Sam, a country music singer.
Sam is devastated about his mother’s death. On Wednesday (March 23), he shared a statement with CMT, which read:
“Now she gets to radiate from above with my sister Katherine Diana right by her side. She grew up competing in baton and cheerleading and was one of Hawaiian Tropic’s top models. My father fell in love with the Daytona Beach beauty the minute he set eyes on her in the early 80s. They went on to live the most powerful love story of travel and hunting and raising a family…“
On Monday (March 28), Sam shared a touching tribute to his mom on social media. The tribute contained a slideshow of photos showcasing Mary Jane and her family through the years. He wrote, “I will always be the son of Mary Jane. RIP MAMA. I love you forever. Miss Spruce Creek High School, Miss Hawaiian Tropic, Miss Mary Jane Williams, my mama forever my everything.”
Since his wife’s death, Hank Jr.’s social media accounts have stayed silent…until Tuesday (March 29).
He wrote, “Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers during this time. The family has encouraged me to perform this weekend. Not only is it healing but I do not want to disappoint my fans who have purchased tickets.”
Hank Jr. is scheduled to play at Landers Center in Southhaven, Mississippi on Friday, April 1.
We can’t imagine what Hank Jr. is going through, but they do say music heals. We will continue to keep the Williams family in our thoughts and prayers. See Hank Jr.’s full statement below.