The music world is mourning the passing of one of its legends. Country music superstar and the forever “coal miner’s daughter,” Loretta Lynn, died on Tuesday at the age of 90 years old.
Her life touched so many and they made sure the world knew through their responses on social media.
Singer LeAnn Rimes posted on Twitter, “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.”
Dolly Parton wrote in a statement, “So sorry to hear about my sister, friend Loretta. We’ve been like sisters all the years we’ve been in Nashville and she was a wonderful human being, wonderful talent, had millions of fans and I’m one of them. I miss her dearly as we all will. May she rest in peace.”
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) October 4, 2022
The family of Charlie Daniels wrote in part, “When [Charlie Daniels] died, she said Country would never be the same without dad. It will definitely not be the same without the coal miner’s daughter. Rest in peace.”
Reba McEntire posted a picture of the two of them and wrote,
“Mama and Loretta Lynn were four years apart, Mama being the oldest. They always reminded me a lot of each other. Strong women, who loved their children and were fiercely loyal. Now they’re both in Heaven getting to visit and talk about how they were raised, how different country music is now from what it was when they were young. Sure makes me feel good that Mama went first so she could welcome Loretta into the hollers of heaven!I always did and I always will love Loretta. She was always so nice to me. I sure appreciate her paving the rough and rocky road for all us girl singers.”
Lynn made an appearance on The Muppet Show. Following her death, The Muppets tweeted, “Not only was [Lynn] 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.”
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