Hank Williams Jr.’s wife Mary Jane Thomas unexpectedly died on Tuesday, a source with direct knowledge of the event confirmed to CMT.
Reports are conflicting on Thomas’ age but range from 58 years old to 61 years old.
TMZ was the first to break the news and reports that Thomas passed away in Jupiter, Florida, possibly from a complication — maybe a blood clot — following a medical procedure.
A spokesperson for the Jupiter, Florida police department reportedly told the outlet they received a medical call to the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Thomas was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her death does not appear suspicious.
Thomas was Williams’ third wife and they’ve been married more than 30 years. They share daughter Katie Williams-Dunning and son Samuel Williams. Dunning was killed in a car accident in June of 2020.
“My dear Mama Mary Jane was a beautiful soul who forever affected everyone who knew her,” Sam Williams said Wednesday night. “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! 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. She is survived by my father, her two parents Ramona and Bill, her brother Andy, her sister Angela, myself and her three grandchildren: Beau Weston, Tennyson Hiram and Audrey Jane.
Rest in peace Mama, I will always be the son of Mary Jane.”
Sam Williams is an up-and-coming country singer who released his debut album “Glasshouse Children” last year.