Dolly Parton Issues A Statement On The Death Of Charlie Daniels: “Charlie Went Straight To Heaven”

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Dolly Parton issued a statement just hours after learning of the death of her “dear friend” Charlie Daniels, who passed away on Monday of a hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 83.

Dolly paid respects to the country music legend by referencing his 1979 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

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“Well, the devil went down to Georgia, but Charlie went straight to heaven,” Dolly Parton tweeted. “My heart, like many millions of others, is broken today to find out that we’ve lost our dear friend Charlie Daniels.”

“It was such a shock. He was one of the great people in the business and one of the greatest entertainers ever. He will live on in our hearts,” She added. “Rest in peace, Charlie.”

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Dolly Parton Reacts To The Death Of Charlie Daniels

Donald Trump Jr. also tweeted about Daniels’ death earlier on Monday, where he wrote: “So sorry to hear we lost American legend Charlie Daniels to a stroke today. A true patriot in every sense of the word. Actually went back and fourth with him this weekend. His last words to me were ‘Thank you and FOUR MORE YEARS!!’ We will miss you my friend.”

Prior to his death, Daniels issued a daily reminder that, “Benghazi ain’t going away!!”

And with the help of his team, Daniels’ nightly ritual of saying “Good night, Planet Earth” was posted Monday evening.

In ending, we leave you with a video of Daniels performing “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”: