Hank Williams Jr.’s Wife Mary Jane Thomas’ Cause of Death Confirmed

Mary Jane Thomas’ cause of death has reportedly been confirmed.

The former model, who was married to American singer-songwriter and musician Hank Williams Jr., passed away on March 22, 2022 aged 58.

She died in a hospital in Jupiter, Florida and it has now been reported that she passed away after undergoing cosmetic surgery.

Thomas, who was born and raised in Tennessee, died of a collapsed lung that was punctured the day before during an elective procedure, reports People.

Mary Jane Thomas and Hank Williams Jr. are seen in this picture taken in Nashville on November 21, 2021. A report says Thomas died of a collapsed lung that was punctured during an elective procedure in March.
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The publication says that it has obtained a report from the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner as well as an autopsy report.

People reports that the cause of death has been listed as accidental and resulted from “pneumothorax due to perforated parietal pleura during liposuction with autologous fat reinjection procedure” according to the autopsy.

Thomas reportedly traveled to Jupiter to undergo liposuction at Bafitis Plastic Surgery, as well as to have previous breast implants removed.

According to the report, she was released from the facility on March 21 and was taken to a recovery facility but “suddenly” became unresponsive the next day. Thomas died in the emergency room after being rushed to the hospital, People reports.

Newsweek has contacted a rep for Williams and Bafitis Plastic Surgery for comment.

Thomas and Williams married in 1990 after meeting in 1985 at one of his concerts in Florida. They went on to welcome daughter Katharine Diane in 1993 and son Samuel in 1997. Katharine Diane sadly passed away in 2020.

Hank Williams Jr wife Mary Jane Thomas
Hank Williams Jr. and Mary Jane Thomas are pictured at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in 2002. The couple married in 1990 after meeting at one of his concerts in 1985.
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In April Williams took to Twitter to share memories of his late wife. Alongside a picture of his younger self posing with Thomas and another photo of Thomas, seemingly taken after a hunt, Williams wrote: “I met Ms. Mary Jane Thomas on July 4th, 1984 in Daytona Beach, FL. Who knew that the Beach Beauty would turn out to be a world-class hunter and adventurer?”

He continued: “We traveled all over the world on hunts and safaris, but our favorite was hunting right here in Tennessee!”

Shortly after Thomas’ death her son Samuel paid tribute to his mother. He told People in a statement: “My dear Mama Mary Jane was a beautiful soul who forever affected everyone who knew her. She had a smile and presence that lit up every room and she never met a stranger she didn’t befriend. Her spirit was gentle and giving. She could take down a ten-point buck and fix dinner for her grandchildren at the same time! Now she gets to radiate from above with my sister Katherine Diane right by her side.”

Thomas and Williams’ daughter, Katherine Diane Williams-Dunning, died in 2020 after being involved in a car accident in Tennessee. Tyler Dunning, her husband, was also in the vehicle and survived with critical injuries.

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