President Donald Trump offered his condolences to the grieving family of Charlie Daniels in a letter that he sent after the country music legend's death. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died on July 6th at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.
Daniels' wife, Hazel, and his son, Charlie Daniels, Jr., turned to social media on Sunday (July 19) to share the letter from Trump, which was typed out on formal White House stationery and bore his inimitable signature at the bottom.
Addressed to Mrs. Hazel Daniels, the letter states as follows:
I was saddened to learn of the loss of your beloved husband, Charlie, and send my deepest condolences.
Charlie will forever be remembered as a true American patriot, and his contributions to country music will be celebrated for generations. He inspired many Americans with his unyielding support of our brave men and women in uniform. Your husband reminded us that we must honor those who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms. Our great Nation depends on artists like Charlie who promote love of country. He will be greatly missed.
During this difficult time, the First Lady and I send our prayers to you, your family, and all who loved Charlie. May his music continue to reverberate in the hearts of countless Americans.
"Mr. President, we are honored that you would think of us in our time of grieving," Hazel and Charlie, Jr., write to accompany a photo of the letter. "Thank you so much, @realdonaldtrump."