On July 6, country music icon Charlie Daniels passed away following a hemorrhagic stroke. His death at the age of 83 was announced via a press release, which stated:
“Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels has passed. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee.”
— Country Rebel (@CountryRebelCo) July 6, 2020
Country artists and fans were shocked when they heard about Daniels’ sudden passing. He was honored through countless posts on social media, with many proclaiming they would play his music that night in remembrance of him.
Just a few short hours after Daniels’ death was announced, police escorted his body back to Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, where he lived for many years. According to The Tennessean, Daniels’ body was taken to Sellars Funeral Home along Mt. Juliet Road.
The Tennessean reports that “dozens” of people lined the street to pay their respects to Daniels as his body was escorted to the funeral home.
“...many were openly crying and leaned on each other for support. Although the procession was outside, the street and crowd were silent as the line of cars passed,” reads The Tennessean‘s report of the scene.
The Tennessean states that many onlookers carried American flags and waved them as the police and hearse passed by.
You can see photos of the people who gathered to pay their respects to Daniels by looking through The Tennessean‘s article here. Also, head below to see a video WZTV FOX 17 News filmed live of Daniels’ police escort.
May Daniels rest in peace.