Grand Ole Opry member George Jones passed away on Friday at the age of 81. He was hospitalized last week with “fever and irregular blood pressure.”

Born September 12, 1931, Jones is regarded among the most important and influential singers in American popular music history. He was the singer of enduring country music hits including “She Thinks I Still Care,” “The Grand Tour,” “Walk Through This World With Me,” “Tender Years” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” the latter of which is often at the top of industry lists of the greatest country music singles of all time.

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Twitterers shared some of their favorite tunes sung by Jones.

RIP Mr. Jones.

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More industry friends and fans pay their respects:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.