Celebrities are mourning the death of country singer Joey Feek, who passed away at age 40 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Among the stars honoring her legacy and paying tribute to her devoted husband Rory Feek, who with his wife composed the country music duo of Joey + Rory, are Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, and Charlie Daniels, reported Us Weekly.
Carrie sent her prayers to the family and friends while sharing her faith.
“Praying for the family & friends of Joey Feek,” tweeted Underwood. “A beautiful soul moved into heaven today. A beautiful legacy she left behind. @joeyandrory.”
The country music superstar was joined by Blake Shelton in mourning the loss.
“So sad to hear about Joeys passing,” wrote the country crooner.
As the Inquisitr reported, when the country music duo of Joey+Rory received its first-ever Grammy nomination, Blake was also nominated in the same category of Best Country Duo/Group Performance. At the time, Shelton shared that he was so moved by the couple’s courage and faith throughout her terminal cancer struggle that he wanted them to win over him.
“The courage that they as a family have displayed — it’s inspirational. It’s sad, but it’s special at the same time,” added Blake.
In mourning the loss now, Shelton linked to the tweet from the Grand Ole Opry.
Our hearts go out to the family of Joey Feek. She was a beautiful person inside and out and will truly be missed. pic.twitter.com/BhkGPuvnEz— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) March 5, 2016
In addition to Shelton, Underwood, and the Grand Ole Opry, celebrities and groups honoring the loss while sending condolences to family members including Rory were Charlie Daniels and the Band Perry.
“One of God’s children has gone home,” wrote Daniels.
The Band Perry also expressed its sorrow.
“So sad 2 hear about the passing…Sending all our love & prayers to her precious family.@joeyandrory,” wrote the group.
The announcement of her passing came on Friday from Joey’s husband via his blog, This Life I Live, which he has used to document their love, courage, and faith throughout their journey. Her diagnosis of stage VI cervical cancer occurred in June 2015, and she chose to stop medical treatment in October.
“My wife’s greatest dream came true today. She is in Heaven. The cancer is gone, the pain has ceased and all her tears are dry. Joey is in the arms of her beloved brother Justin and using her pretty voice to sing for her savior.”
In addition to Shelton and Underwood, many other celebrities from the country music community took time to honor the duo and mourn the loss, reported ET.
Among them was country music superstar Brad Paisley, who turned to Twitter to share his prayers and praise the couple’s courage as inspirational.
“God bless you Joey,& prayers for Rory and family tonight. There’s never been a more courageous battle or inspiring example. Heaven awaits,” tweeted Brad.
Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry sent her own message.
“Heartbroken by the passing…and completely inspired by the way she lived every minute. Full of love and life,” tweeted Kimberly. “Rest in peace now. Sing with the angels now.”
Country music duo Two Story Road, who are also a husband and wife duo, expressed their tribute with a quote.
“I’ll fly away, oh glory, I’ll fly away.
When I die, hallelujah by and by,
I’ll fly away.”
Rest in sweet, heavily peace #JoeyFeek.”
Also stepping forward to share her love and admiration was Courtney Cole.
“RIP #joeyfeek. I can only hope to be the example of love that this family displays. @joeyandrory…sending so much love,” wrote Courtney.
Many celebrities in the country music community agreed with Cole about the inspirational story of the duo.
It's amazing how @joeyandrory's story has touched so many people. What an incredible family! Heaven's gained an angel today.— SaraBeth (@SBSwags) March 4, 2016
And the messages of condolences and those seeking to pay tribute came from outside the country music community as well, including Governor Mike Pence.
“Saddened to hear of the loss…Karen & I send our thoughts/prayers to her family, friends & fans@joeyandrory,” wrote the Governor.
The Grammy organization itself took the time to express its own message.
We are so very saddened to learn of the passing of Joey Feek. Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and fans today.— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) March 4, 2016
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