Charlie Daniels mourned by country music stars, more

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Celebrities are mourning the loss of Charlie Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame best known for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” who died Monday morning at age 83 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke.

Daniels’ death was confirmed by his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs, to The Tennessean, part of the USA TODAY Network. He is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels, Jr.

Country music stars and other celebrities took to social media to pay their respects, including Luke Combs, who tweeted about Daniels.

“The country music flag is flying at half mast today. RIP Charlie Daniels,” Combs wrote.

Luke Bryan shared a photo of him and Daniels performing together.

“Just learning of the passing of this great man. What a hero. A true patriot, Christian, and country music icon,” he tweeted. “Prayers to his family. Thank you for all your contributions on and off the stage. God bless you Charlie Daniels.”

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