“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. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.”
The always outspoken Daniels was born in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1936, and went on to have a prolific career in country, Southern rock, bluegrass and beyond.
An outpouring of condolences have flooded Twitter.
There's going to be lots more fiddlin' in heaven from now on… so sad to hear about the passing of Charlie Daniels. Keeping his fans, friends and family in our thoughts and prayers. I'm so thankful I got to spend some time with him. pic.twitter.com/LduLu2d96U
This is devastating news … our brother Charlie Daniels has gone home … hard to process this immeasurable loss … goodbye Charlie … until that glorious day … We KNOW where you are now … pic.twitter.com/S4etkqiMur