The wife of former University of Alabama president Guy Bailey passed away last night.
Jan Tilery-Bailey, 63, has had ongoing health problems.
Bailey stepped down as UA president last October, citing his wife's health concerns as a factor in his decision. He had been on the job for just short of two months.
UA President Dr. Judy Bonner released the following statement:
"The University of Alabama is deeply saddened over the passing of Dr. Jan Tillery-Bailey and wishes to extended our heartfelt sympathies to Guy and their entire family. Everyone who got to know Jan was inspired by her courage, her spirit and her determination. The thoughts and prayers of the entire UA family are with the Baileys during this sad time."