Loretta Lynn now a 'honky tonk angel': Country stars, celebs react to news of singer's death
Country music legend Loretta Lynn has died. The Kentucky coal miner’s daughter was 90 years old. Lynn’s family said she "passed away peacefully" in her sleep at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
A statement from the family of Loretta Lynn.
"Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills.” The family of Loretta Lynn.
— Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) October 4, 2022
Celebrities expressed their love and sorrow for the loss of the legendary singer/songwriter on Twitter:
She showed us all how to unapologetically tell the truth. One of the greatest there ever will be. I’ll be singing “Dear Miss Loretta” with a little extra love tonight at the @opry ♥️ Now she really is a Honky Tonk Angel 🕊 #RIP pic.twitter.com/fiUNnTrlvZ
— Carly Pearce (@carlypearce) October 4, 2022
She was an iconic legend and did things the way she wanted. I am so bless to call her friend. I miss u already Loretta. Love u. And rest now u angel. pic.twitter.com/oPVgfrO1vd
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) October 4, 2022
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) October 4, 2022
Listening to nothing but Loretta Lynn for the rest of the week. RIP to an absolute icon in country music. Damn.
— Parker McCollum (@ParkerMcCollum) October 4, 2022
oh, sweet loretta lynn… what a life! what an icon! what a trailblazer! what a beautiful soul! may she rest peacefully with the angels. my heart is with her family and friends. #lorettalynn #riplorettalynn
— leann rimes cibrian (@leannrimes) October 4, 2022
Swift rebirth my friend 🙏🏼 ❤️#LorettaLynn pic.twitter.com/GSOHgLjXVB
— k.d. lang (@kdlang) October 4, 2022
The world lost two queens within a month of each other. RIP #lorettalynn https://t.co/zdhqAt31Pq
— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) October 4, 2022
— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) October 4, 2022
It’s safe to say I wouldn’t even be making country music today if it weren’t for Loretta Lynn. She showed me up what it looked like to be a musician and a mama. Her writing was as real as the day is long. This one hurts on another level. I’ll miss her forever. pic.twitter.com/xpQZwp4TnB
— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) October 4, 2022
RIP #LorettaLynn - the Queen of Country. Was a total honor having her on #WWHL years ago. What an icon and lovely person.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) October 4, 2022
Very sad news this morning … LORETTA LYNN has gone home … Great Britain lost their Queen … now we have lost ours … Rest easy ma’am. You were loved all … 😢 #RIPLorretta pic.twitter.com/eUlgqVhNjF
— The Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) October 4, 2022
She was an inspiration.
R.I.P. Loretta Lynn ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VqwmkcOAqy
— Carole King (@Carole_King) October 4, 2022
Terrible news about Loretta Lynn passing away… Prayers to her family.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) October 4, 2022
Rest In Peace Loretta Lynn 🎶❤️ pic.twitter.com/zI00K3YxAd
— Big & Rich (@bigandrich) October 4, 2022
Goodbye to another dear friend, @lorettalynnofficial. She was the reason that I fell in love with #countrymusic. When I was 13, she said to me, “Never stop singing!” 🕊 Heaven definitely received a true angel in this “Honky Tonk Girl”! #RIP 💕 #icon #lorettalynn pic.twitter.com/4997t3gQCk
— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) October 4, 2022
RIP Loretta Lynn
One of the very best to ever do it.
I love all the hits, but the entire “Van Lear Rose” from 2004 is my favorite. The title song gets me every single time. pic.twitter.com/GzcaUJTneq
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) October 4, 2022
Loretta Lynn was one of my favorite songwriters ever. A huge influence on my own writing. Her records from the 60’s and 70’s still shine amongst the best country records ever as was her “comeback” record Van Lear Rose. Her singing was as soulful as anyone ever. RIP.
— Drive-By Truckers (@drivebytruckers) October 4, 2022
So sad to hear of the passing of @LorettaLynn. She was always an inspiration to those of us grew up listening to and loving real country music. Her kindness, strength and devotion to country music and her fans will be deeply missed. They don’t make ‘em like her anymore. pic.twitter.com/mkSGLqM7u0
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) October 4, 2022
News hits hard with the passing of Loretta Lynn. Her evocative music. Her fierce spirit. A storyteller who used song to channel an America that is quickly vanishing. She was a coal miner's daughter who sparkled like a diamond — brilliant, unbreakable, and resplendent.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) October 4, 2022
— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) October 4, 2022
Maria & I are saddened to hear of the passing of Loretta Lynn, a country music icon, TN treasure & dear friend. We join all Tennesseans in celebrating Loretta’s remarkable life, & our prayers are with her family & loved ones.
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) October 4, 2022
Few artists have influenced the sound of country music like @LorettaLynn - a coal miner’s daughter and country queen. Loretta graced the stages of the Grand Ole @opry and @theryman for six decades. Laura and I share our condolences with her family. https://t.co/ZdIoJjfpXB
— Mayor John Cooper (@JohnCooper4Nash) October 4, 2022
Working with our friend Loretta Lynn was unforgettable. Not only was she a country music legend, but when she joined us on The Muppet Show, she proved she was game for almost anything – even putting on an entire show at a train station! Thanks for the music and memories, Loretta.
— The Muppets (@TheMuppets) October 4, 2022
“Loretta Lynn's life was unlike any other, yet she drew from it a body of work that resonates with people everywhere. In a music business that is often concerned with aspiration and fantasy, Loretta insisted on sharing her own brash and brave truth.”
—Kyle Young, CEO pic.twitter.com/pSJlkzT9aD
— Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (@countrymusichof) October 4, 2022
The world lost a legend. We lost a sister.
Love you Loretta❤️🌺. @LorettaLynn pic.twitter.com/bQUEb87U4U
— Crystal Gayle (@TheCrystalGayle) October 4, 2022
Loretta Lynn has passed on. America’s Van Lear Rose, and mine.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 4, 2022
Loretta Lynn dies:Loretta Lynn, country music legend and 'Coal Miner's Daughter,' dies at 90
"When they lay me down someday
My soul will rise, then fly away
This old world will turn around
I'll be at peace when they lay me down..."
Fly, high, Loretta. We love you… pic.twitter.com/oHA5GfZOVF
— Luck Reunion (@LuckReunion) October 4, 2022
My hero @LorettaLynn got her wings & it's been a day filled with 😭. Thnking God above for blessing me w/ her music & guidance through the music world. I looked up 2 her always. We became bffs, she brought me 🌹 always and I brought 🌹 to her. Even named a 🐴 after her! ❤️ U4ever pic.twitter.com/KNG1nM3FNf
— Tanya Tucker (@tanyatucker) October 5, 2022
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