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Singer, sausage businessman Jimmy Dean dies at 81

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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 10:18 PM
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Singer, sausage businessman Jimmy Dean dies at 81


news.yahoo.com

RICHMOND, Va. – Jimmy Dean, a country music legend for his smash hit about a workingman hero, "Big Bad John," and an entrepreneur known for his sausage brand, has died. He was 81.

His wife, Donna Meade Dean, says her husband died at 7:54 p.m. Sunday at their Henrico County, Va., home, south of Richmond.

She tells The Associated Press that he had some health problems but was still functioning well, so his death came as a shock.

Born in 1928, Dean was raised in poverty in Plainview, Texas, and dropped out of high school after the ninth grade. But he went on to a successful entertain
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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 10:18 PM
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Monday will be a sad day for fans of country music legend

Jimmy Dean, who passed away unexpectedly Sunday night at

his home in Henrico County, Va. His wife said Jimmy had some

health problems but nothing major and was still able to function

well. Jimmy best known in the 50's through 60's as a successful

country music singer/song writer, TV host, actor, and businessman went

on to start the Jimmy Dean Meat Company in 1969.

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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 10:23 PM
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Rest in peace, Jimmy.


"Make the world go away and get it off my shoulder
Say the things you used to say and make the world go away."
-Jimmy Dean, Make the world go away



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 10:45 PM
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Precious Lord take my hand lead me on let me stand
I am tired I am weak I am worn
Through the storm through the night lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord lead me on



Jimmy Dean; Take My Hand Precious Lord

The Lord has taken your hand, RIP Jimmy.

My mom will miss you, she is a big fan.

My condolences to his loved ones.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 10:53 PM
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I didnt know the name ... but I do remember " big bad john" , reminds me off a great summer holiday back in my childhood....

www.mojvideo.com...

[edit on 13-6-2010 by gambon]

Boon dock saint below...no way he was Willard White , he played a great howard hughes type character ,,is that him?

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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 10:56 PM
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well I'm officially one of "those" people now. I thought Jimmy Dean died about 1995 or '96. I remember going "oh, I always thought those sausages were named after James Dean" when he "died the first time.

anyhow, R.I.P. JD, I'll eat some sausage links in your memory



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 11:06 PM
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one thing I haven't seen mentioned here yet
was his acting ability. He was also an actor.

One of my favorite roles he played was as
Willard White in the James Bond movie
"Diamonds are forever". Not bad for a
man that never graduated high school.

My heart goes out to the family as
Jimmy truly was an American Icon.


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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 11:13 PM
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Thanks for mentioning that boondock-saint.


That had totally slipped my mind, I forgot he was in that James Bond film.



posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 11:32 PM
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R.I.P. Jimmy




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