Death of Jimmy Dean

August 10, 1928 - June 13, 2010
Henrioc County, Virginia | Age 81

Singer, sausage businessman dies at 81
Jimmy Dean Obituary Photo

Tools to share this Obituary

DENA POTTER, The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — 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, died on Sunday. He was 81.

His wife, Donna Meade Dean, said her husband died at their Henrico County, Va., home.

She told The Associated Press that he had some health problems but was still functioning well, so his death came as a shock. She said he was eating in front of...

Read Complete Obituary

Record an Audio Memory — Use Your Phone — Free

Most Recent Condolences

Track Celebrity Deaths

Receive email notification about people of national interest.