James Cecil Dickens died in a Nashville area hospital on Friday. He was 94.
Dickens, who stood at 4 feet and 11 inches and was known to Grand Ole Opry fans as Little Jimmy Dickens, died of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day.
Celebrities pay tribute to him on Twitter.
It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to my hero and friend today. I loved you Jimmy.
As the sun sets on this planet tonight, for the first time in 94 years it is without my hero, (cont) http://tl.gd/ni4ghv
I know why it's raining in Nashville. Little Jimmy is in heaven now making the Angels laugh so hard, they're crying. We'll miss you, friend!
So incredibly sad about the passing of Little Jimmy Dickens. Country music has lost one of its biggest (cont) http://tl.gd/n_1sjm3i2
RIP 'little' jimmy dickens. We love you.
Rest in peace, sweet #JimmyDickens It was an honor to call you friend.
We've lost a friend, family member & true national treasure. Words cannot express how much we'll miss @LilJimDickens. http://www.opry.com/jimmydickens
We had the honor of meeting Little Jimmy Dickens last year when we made our @opry debut. Country music lost one of its greats today. RIP!
Celebrating Little Jimmy Dickens tonight....what an honor spending time and sharing the stage with him
Just heard Little Jimmy Dickens passed away. What a life of 94 years. Rest in peace and thank u for being good to us young bucks.