The country music community is mourning the shocking death of Craig Morgan’s 19-year-old son, Jerry Greer.
Greer went missing on July 10 after falling into Kentucky Lake in Humphreys County, Tenn. while on a boating trip with friends. After hours of searching, Craig Morgan’s PR team Monarch Publicity confirmed Greer’s death through the following statement on Monday evening.
“The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and requests prayers at this time as they privately mourn this terrible loss,” the family shared. “Jerry is survived by parents Craig and Karen Greer, sister Aly Beaird and brother-in-law Ryan Beaird, brother Kyle Greer and fiancé Chelsea Rogers and brother Wyatt Greer.”
According to WSMV-TV, Jerry Greer had recently graduated from Dickson County High School and was set to play football for Marshall University in the fall.
News of the tragic accident shocked Morgan’s friends within the industry. As fans sent messages of love and prayers to their family, many country stars echoed the sentiments through their social media pages. Here are just a few of the country stars reaching out to share their condolences online.
Prayers for Craig Morgan's family during this difficult time.
— David Nail (@davidnail) July 12, 2016
Heartbroken tonight for my friend, @cmorganmusic, & his family over the loss of his son.
— Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic) July 12, 2016
— Charles Esten (@CharlesEsten) July 12, 2016
Myself, my band and crew, our hearts are broken for our friend @cmorganmusic and his family. There are no words.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) July 12, 2016
Heart broken for Craig Morgan. That kind of pain is something no one should ever have to feel. My heart goes out in a big way to his family.
— Ryan Hurd (@RyanHurdMusic) July 12, 2016
My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to Craig Morgan and his family today. Yours should too..
— Chase Bryant (@chasebryant) July 12, 2016
.@cmorganmusic my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family brother. – T
— Toby Keith (@TobyKeithMusic) July 12, 2016
May peace & comfort embrace you and your family in this tragic time. We are so very sorry for your loss @cmorganmusic
— EliYoungBand (@EliYoungBand) July 12, 2016
Enjoy your life, cause nothing is guaranteed and every day is a blessing. -Craig Morgan
— Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) July 12, 2016
Sending thoughts and prayers to @CMorganMusic & family.
— Rodney Atkins (@RodneyAtkins) July 11, 2016
I'm so sorry @cmorganmusic.
I'm praying for you and your family.
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) July 11, 2016
So so sad to hear about @cmorganmusic 's son Jerry. As a parent my heart breaks for this family.
— Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) July 12, 2016
Prayers For Craig Morgan & his family during this difficult time.
— Chris Janson (@janson_chris) July 12, 2016
Stop what you're doing and say a prayer for @cmorganmusic and his family.
— Craig Campbell (@craigcampbelltv) July 11, 2016
Praying for @cmorganmusic. What a tragedy. I'm so sorry. ❤️ Jesus be with the Morgan Family.
— RaeLynn (@RaeLynnOfficial) July 12, 2016
There are no words.. except that I have so much love and respect for buddy @cmorganmusic and his family. Love ya buddy.
— Chuck Wicks (@chuckwicksmusic) July 12, 2016
My Thoughts and prayers are with my buddy @cmorganmusic and his family.
— Michael Ray (@Michaelraymusic) July 11, 2016