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Country Stars React to Merle Haggard’s Passing

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As news of Merle Haggard’s unexpected passing makes its way across social media, country stars are reacting to the heartbreaking news. On April 6, his 79th birthday, the country icon passed away in California just months after a severe bout of double pneumonia forced him to be hospitalized. The loss is a huge blow to the country music community, who are supplying their condolences through their social media pages.

Haggard’s son Ben shared this heartbreaking photo taken from his father’s bedside before he passed away earlier this morning.

 

 

The loss is a huge blow to the country music community, who are supplying their condolences through their social media pages.

 

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Country Stars React to Merle Haggard’s Passing