When the news spread of country singer Lari White’s death on Tuesday (Jan. 23), the country music community spoke out about their friend.
Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, Charlie Daniels, Suzy Bogguss, Bryan White, Travis Tritt and much more took to social media to share their condolences and grief for the loss of great singer who entertained and inspired so many.
“My heart is so sad today for the passing of Lari White. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Country music has lost a pioneer and a dear friend. #RIP,” posted Rascal Flatts Gary LeVox.
Lari passed away after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of peritoneal cancer at the age of 52. She leaves behind her husband, songwriter Chuck Cannon and three children, M’Kenzy, Kyra Ciel and Jaxon.
The country music community mourns her death as they share kind words about the singer, songwriter, actor, producer, musician, mom, wife, daughter and all-around loving humanitarian.
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She has helped me in so many ways. When I moved to New York, she hooked me up with singing at a piano bar and told me who to talk to and then she created a plan for me in my months of living there. She has rooted for so many artists. She speaks so eloquently and earnestly-it’s like she is from another time. One Christmas, I house sat for her and her husband Chuck and I took long baths in her tub and I popped some old Xanax in her medicine cabinet, I browsed through her books and looked in her fridge and started buying organic things after that. I lost her dogs but they came back- she was cool the whole time. She is so poised and graceful and her ability to believe in the underdog has shown me what true faith is. She has re-shoe-ed so many tired horses and has uplifted the weary. She has always given me lessons in how to write a perfect song and her knowledge was recycled from all the greats that she learned from. Whenever she left, she left a place more beautiful than it was. Please keep Lari in your prayers. Please bring healing to this fascinating beautiful lady. Please pray for her husband Chuck and her three kids. I’ve always pictured her as a beautiful old woman- Just breathtakingly beautiful. Please pray for this angel on earth. ✨#LariWhite