Photos Of Hank Jr. And Late Wife Mary Jane Over The Years
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On Tuesday, March 22, Hank Williams Jr.’s beloved wife of over 30 years passed away at the age of 58.
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.
She was taken 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.
Wednesday evening (March 23) Sam released a statement about his mother’s passing saying, “I will always be the son of Mary Jane.”
“My dear Mama Mary Jane was a beautiful soul who forever affected everyone who knew her. She had a smile and presence that lit up every room, and she never met a stranger she didn’t befriend. Her spirit was gentle and giving. She could take down a ten-point buck and fix dinner for her grandchildren at the same time!” Sam Williams said in a statement shared by CMT.
“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….Rest in peace Mama, I will always be the son of Mary Jane.”
Although Hank Jr. is a certified country music legend, he and Mary Jane were actually pretty private about their relationship and their appearances together were few and far between.
Let’s take a look at some of their moments together throughout the years.
1989 – 24th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
Swipe through to see all four photos.
2003 – 37th Annual CMA Awards
2008 BMI Awards
Sometime Between 2016-2019
October 2019 – Sam Williams’ Grand Ole Opry Debut
2021 Country Music Hall Of Fame Medallion Ceremony
Here are some photos her children have posted of her
Check out a video about Sam’s Opry debut, where the whole family attended together.