Music icons react to Loretta Lynn’s death

Loretta Lynn performs at the BBC Music Showcase at Stubb's during South By Southwest on...
Loretta Lynn performs at the BBC Music Showcase at Stubb's during South By Southwest on Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)(Rich Fury | Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 3:14 PM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Music icons from all over are reacting to the death of country music legend Loretta Lynn.

Lynn passed away in her sleep at her Hurricane Mills, Tennessee home Tuesday.

“Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills,” the family said in a statement.

Music stars took to social media to address the death.

“So sorry to hear about my sister, friend Loretta,” Dolly Parton said. “I will miss her dearly as we all will.”

Music streaming giant Spotify also posted a message, calling Lynn “A pioneer of her genre and a trailblazer for today’s women in country.”

The Oak Ridge Boys also posted about Lynn’s passing, comparing her to the recently passed Queen Elizabeth II. “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,” the band said.

The Grand Ole Opry also paid their respects for the music legend.

The Country Music Hall of Fame also issued a statement on Lynn’s passing.

Carrie Underwood also posted about her passing, mentioning the first time she met Lynn.