Loretta Lynn, the First Lady of Country Music, died Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. She was 90.
The country icon’s death was confirmed by her family who released a statement on social media.
“Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills.”
As soon as word spread of the beloved star’s death, tributes from all over began pouring in.
Martina McBride shared a throwback photo of herself and Lynn.
“It’s so hard to feel like you have the right words. I can hear Loretta saying ‘just take your time honey’.”
“We all loved her so much. There will never be another like her. I am so grateful that I got to know her, to spend time with her, laugh with her…..I was always a little astonished when she called me her friend,” McBride wrote in part.
Dolly Parton also wrote a simple, yet sweet tribute to her “sister, friend Loretta.”
“I miss her dearly as we all will. May she rest in peace.”
Reba posted a photo with Lynn and wrote about how much the singer reminded her of her own mother.
“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!”
As Lynn has been recognized as a pioneer in country music, Reba thanked Lynn for paving the way for all who came after her.
“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.”
Miranda Lambert also acknowledged Lynn’s contributions to country music.
Even Sesame Street paid tribute to the incredible country legend.