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Humourus Country Legend, Little Jimmy Dickens Dies At 94

BOLT, WV (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Little Jimmy Dickens made famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small stature, 4'11" and his rhinestone-studded outfits has passed at 94. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 60 years and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was the oldest member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Little Jimmy Dickens is the master of the country novelty song, as well as a renowned ballad singer. He was not consistently on the charts, but was a staple of the country scene and country music.

Dickens was hospitalized after a stroke on December 25, 2014, days after his last appearance on the Opry to mark his birthday. He died of cardiac arrest on January 2, 2015, at the age of 94. He is survived by his wife, Mona Dickens, whom he married in 1971, and two daughters, Pamela Detert and Lisa King.

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers