Following the tragic death of country music legend Charley Pride, many celebrities are taking to social media to share their condolences. Country star Maren Morris voiced outrage after the news of Pride’s death surfaced.
Just one month after attending the 2020 CMA Awards, Pride reportedly died of COVID-19 complications. No details have been released on how he contracted the virus or how long he had been battling the diagnosis. Among the many celebrities who’ve posted their condolences, Maren Morris was quick to express her sadness and anger via Twitter.
“I don’t want to jump to conclusions because no family statement has been made, but if this was a result of the CMAs being indoors, we should all be outraged. Rest in power, Charley.”
The CMAs held the awards show indoors at the Music City Center in Nashville. The show also decided to include a live audience, despite the social distancing measures still put in place.
One of her followers hinted at hypocrisy from Maren Morris, “Coming from an artist that also attended the indoor event…”
She was quick to respond, writing, “hence ‘WE’ should be outraged.”
Last month, Pride receieved the Lifetime Achievement award at the CMAs. He also took the stage one last time to sing his 1971 classic hit, “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’.”
Other Country Stars Join Maren Morris in Remembering Pride
In addition to Morris, Reba McEntire and Martina McBride are among the other country singers who have paid tribute to Pride.
“Charley Pride will always be a legend in Country music,” McEntire wrote on Twitter. “He will truly be missed but will always be remembered for his great music, wonderful personality and his big heart.”
“So saddened to hear about the passing of Charley Pride. Prayers for his wife Rozene and his family,” McBride wrote.
Country-rock singer Jason Isbell also shared a message of condolences via Twitter, writing, “It’s a sad day for American music, baseball, and generations of kids who very much needed a hero. #RIPCharleyPride.”