Country Music World Reacts To Loretta Lynn’s Death

George Strait / Twitter, Mickey Guyton / Twitter

On October 4, Loretta Lynn’s family announced on social media that the country legend had passed away peacefully in her sleep.

“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 statement read. “The family has asked for privacy during this time, as they grieve. An announcement regarding a memorial will be forthcoming in a public announcement.”

Her death comes as a shock to the country music world, seeing as we weren’t aware of any health issues, though she was 90 years old. Lynn lived such an incredible life, from being married at 15 to have four children before even releasing her first single, to just recently celebrating 60 years as a Grand Ole Opry member.

Many country stars took to social media to react to the sudden passing of Loretta Lynn.

Loretta’s younger sister, fellow country legend Crystal Gayle, broke her social media silence, writing, “The world lost a legend. We lost a sister. Love you Loretta.”

George Strait said, We’re sure going to miss @LorettaLynn. What an amazing woman and so unbelievably talented. Very thankful she shared that with all of us fans. God bless all of the family. Rest in Peace Loretta. See you down the road.”

Kacey Musgraves just tweeted “Loretta.” with a broken heart emoji.

Carly Pearce, who cites Lynn as one of her biggest influences, wrote, 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.”

See other reactions below.