Mary Jane Thomas, the wife of country music legend Hank Williams Jr., died Tuesday in Jupiter.
The death was confirmed Thursday by Diovanni Chapman, a spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County medical examiner’s office.
TMZ reported the news, saying that a spokesperson for the Jupiter police department indicated that they responded to a call from the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa at around 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Thomas was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Also per TMZ, early indications suggest that Thomas’ death may have been the result of a complication, such as a blood clot, following a medical procedure.
Thomas’ death was also confirmed by the couple’s son, country artist Sam Williams.
Sam wrote in a statement shared with People.
“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,” Sam says in a statement. “Her spirit was gentle and giving. She could take down a ten-point buck and fix dinner for her grandchildren at the same time at the same time! Now she gets to radiate from above with my sister Katherine Diana right by her side.”
“Rest in peace Mama, I will always be the son of Mary Jane.”
Hank and Mary first met at a concert in 1985. They tied the knot on July 1, 1990. They welcomed two kids, Katherine Williams-Dunning and Sam Williams.
Mary Jane was a successful model who appeared in advertisements for companies such as Hawaiian Tropic. She was the third wife of Hank Williams Jr. She and Hank lost their daughter, Katherine, in a car accident in June 2020, which was a devastating loss for the entire family.
The couple’s last public appearance together was in 2021, when Hank Jr. was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.