Mary Jane Thomas, wife of country music legend Hank Williams Jr., has died at the age of 58.
TMZ first reported Mary Jane’s death after a family member confirmed that she had passed away Tuesday (March 22) in Jupiter, Florida.
“We’re told the early indication is it appears she suffered a complication — possibly a blood clot — following a medical procedure,” TMZ shared.A Jupiter Police Department spokesperson told the media outlet that they responded to a call at the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa Tuesday evening. Mary Jane was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Mary Jane met in 1985 at one of Williams’ concerts and they wed five years later at the University Congregational Church near Hank’s ranch in Missoula, Montana. The couple shared two children together. Their oldest child, Katherine Williams-Dunning, was killed in a car accident in 2020 at the age of 27.Their son Sam followed in his father and grandfather’s footsteps as a musician.
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Wednesday evening 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.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Williams family.