Jack Greene died at the age of 83. USA Today broke the sad news on March 16. The Grand Ole Opry country singer died from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. The Nashville, Tenn. Music hall was one of the first to announce the news.
Greene was best known for his song, “There Goes My Everything.” Greene died while asleep in his home in the capital of country music.
Greene was also known as the “Jolly Green Giant.” He was indicted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1967. This was a sign of elite status. Greene would perform weekly country music performances on the grand stage.
The country singer performed at the Opry over 40 years until 2011. He began suffering from Alzheimer’s disease shortly after. Even with his disease, he still performed and captivated audiences.
Jack Greene played his final performance at the Opry for the final time on Dec. 16, 2011. He performed the song, “There Goes My Everything” that helped launch his career. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.