12/19/1920 - 1/2/2015
Remembering the life, death and legacy of singer Jimmy Dickens
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter who was the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94.
Dickens died Friday at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day, Opry spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said.
Dickens, who stood 4-foot-11 (1.2 meters-28 centimeters), had performed on the Opry almost continuously since 1948. His last performance was Dec. 20 as part of his birthday...