Country music icon Hank Williams Jr.’s wife, Mary Jane Thomas, died of a collapsed lung just a day after undergoing liposuction and having her breast implants removed, a Florida coroner has revealed.
Former model Thomas, 58, underwent the surgery, including back, arm and stomach liposuction, on March 21, TMZ reported.
She was found unconscious by her plastic surgeon in her hotel room at the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa the next day, according to the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner.
Her death, which was caused by an injury sustained during the cosmetic surgery procedure, was ruled an accident by the coroner.
Plastic surgeon Dr Harold Bafitis, who performed the procedure, told investigators she became reactive while sitting up in bed as he was about to have a follow-up with her.
She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
It was confirmed on Monday that Hank Williams Jr.’s wife, Mary Jane Thomas (pictured right), died of a collapsed lung a day after undergoing liposuction and having her breast implants removed in Florida.
Mary Jane Thomas’ son Sam Williams, pictured together, wrote he would always be Mary Jane Thomas’ son, ‘Love you forever’
His death, which was caused by a wound sustained under the knife, was ruled an accident
The news will be a blow to country music legend and Republican stalwart Hank Jr., who has four surviving children, two of them with Mary Jane, his third wife.
Hank and Mary first met in 1985 at one of his concerts in Washington and married in 1990. They had two children: a daughter, Katherine Williams-Dunning, and a son, Samuel Williams.
They separated in 2007, but were able to work on their relationship and reconciled in 2011.
Mary Jane was Williams’ third wife. His first marriage was to Gwen Yeargain from 1971 to 1977, and the former couple had one son, musician Hank Williams III.
Palm Beach County police officers responded to a medical call at the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa (see above) around 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Williams, 72, who was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, is known for the song “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” a version of which has been played on Monday Night Football for more than 20 years. The couple are pictured in 2003
He then married Becky White from 1977 to 1983 and they had two children together, daughters Holly and Hilary Williams, both of whom went on to pursue careers in the music industry.
Holly gave birth to a daughter named Stella June in December 2020 and is married to Chris Coleman.
Mary Jane and Hank Jr. also have three grandchildren; two by their late daughter, Katie (Beau Weston Dunnings and Audrey Jane Dunnings), as well as a grandson of Sam, named Tennyson.
His death continues a series of tragedies and controversies surrounding one of country music’s most famous families.
The couple’s daughter died in a car accident in Tennessee in 2020, when she lost control of the SUV she was driving.
Her husband, Tyler Dunning, was in the vehicle and survived the crash after being airlifted to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
Their youngest son, Sam, 24, later claimed in a YouTube video shared in February that he was under guardianship filed by his father and half-sister, Holly, after Katie’s death, where Sam was heavily touched by his loss.
He held up a series of signs including one specifically saying “I want out” during a silent, since-deleted video where he asked for help to end the court order.
“I have been silent for a long time. I want out of this, and I don’t mind people knowing that,” the video caption read.
Hank and Mary first met in 1985 at one of his concerts in Washington State and were married in 1990; seen in 1989
Hank Jr. is the son of legendary musician Hank Williams, who is widely considered one of the most influential artists in the country music genre. seen in 2003
“They took my grieving process, my mind, my money, my car, my house and everything possible to ‘protect’ me. Well, I need to be protected from them.
He added: ‘I’ve been working my broken heart to quit since my dear Katie left for home. I do not deserve this. It’s a scary step but I can’t see what else to do here.
“I’m ashamed of my family and I’m ashamed. I’m more than done. I got my mind back. Get. Me. Out. Please.”
Although the video was deleted shortly after it was posted, TMZ confirmed that the emergency conservatorship was filed in August 2020, and there has since been no further comment on the status of the court order. court.
Hank Jr. is the son of legendary musician Hank Williams, widely considered one of the most influential artists in the country music genre.
The elder Williams died in 1953 at the age of 29, but played such a pivotal role in transforming the Western genre that the country songs he wrote decades ago are still considered standards to this day.
Williams, 72, was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and is known for the song All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight, a version of which has played Monday Night Football for more than 20 years.
During an Oct. 3, 2011, interview on Fox & Friends, Williams called a golf game where President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner teamed up against Vice President Joe Biden and the Governor of the ‘Ohio John Kasich of “one of the greatest political mistakes of all time”. ‘
When asked why the innocent 18-hole game bothered him so much, he said, “Come on. Would that be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu… in the state this country is in?
He went on to describe the President and Vice President as “the enemy”, then compared them to the “three Stooges”.
Hank, Mary Jane and Katie (far right) were on hand to attend Sam’s first performance at the Grand Ole Opry in October 2019. Katie died nearly eight months later in a tragic collision with a vehicle.
Sam, the youngest son of Hank Williams Jr., posted a YouTube clip asking to be released from a conservatorship he was placed in by his father and half-sister Holly
He held up a series of signs, one of which specifically read “I want out” during a silent, since-deleted video where he asked for help to end the court order.
When Gretchen Carlson commented, “You used the name of one of the most hated people in the world to describe, I think, the president,” Williams replied, “Well, it’s true.” But I tell you that’s how it is.
Due to his statements, ESPN removed his song from Monday Night Football for the week and replaced it with the national anthem.
He said his analogy may have been a little “extreme,” but he still had the utmost respect for the president’s office.
“Working class people are suffering – and it seems no one cares. When the two teams slap each other on the ninth hole when everyone else is out of work, it angers a lot of us. Something has to change. Policies must change,” he said in a statement at the time.
A few days later, ESPN fired back saying they had officially decided to “part ways” with Williams and would no longer play his song at the start of every Monday night game.
Hank said it was his own decision to remove his song from the Sports Network: “After reading hundreds of emails, I’ve made MY decision.” By shooting my opening on October 3, you (ESPN) stepped on the toes of First Amendment free speech, so me, my song, and all my rowdy friends are OUT OF HERE. It was a good race.
Sam was with his father when Hank was inducted into the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame in November 2021, three months before revealing he was under conservatorship