Opryland Hotel Figure Jack Vaughn Dies at 77
November 11, 2014 8:44am
Jack Vaughn, the internationally respected hotelier who had the vision that created the Opryland Hotel as a convention destination in the mid-1970s, died Sunday at his Inglewood home.
Family members said Mr. Vaughn, 77, who had suffered from excruciating back pain for almost 30 years and had a recent diagnosis of and then surgery for bladder cancer, took his own life Sunday morning.
Mr. Vaughn's career in Nashville at Opryland Hotel — now Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center — spanned almost 25 years.
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