Country Singer, Actor and Legendary Sausage King Jimmy Dean Dies at 81
Sorry we’re a little late in the day about this, but Jimmy Dean passed away today at 81. The Texas-born country singer was a lot of things: A U.S. Air Force vetern, an actor, author of “Thirty Years of Sausage, Fifty Years of Ham,” and, of course, the visionary entrepreneur behind Jimmy Dean’s delicious pork sausages. Read his obituary at the New York Daily News. After the jump, a YouTube video of Jimmy Dean’s hit song “Big Bad John” and one of his famous sausage commericals.