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Jimmy Dean Dead at 81

Jimmy Dean, country musician and the founder of his eponymous sausage company, has died. Earlier this year, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1961, his hit "Big Bad John" reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and the song picked up a Grammy. Dean was 81 and is survived by his wife, Donna Meade Dean.

June 13, 2010 7:47 PM