Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley passed away on Thursday night, June 23, from skin cancer complications. He was 89.
Check in with us throughout the day as we bring you remembrances from his friends and peers.
ugh….. like a punch to the heart. thank you God for Ralph Stanley. thoughts and prayers for his family.
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) June 24, 2016
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) June 24, 2016
Saddened by the passing of one of my big heroes, Dr. Ralph Stanley. It was a dream come true to meet him, know him, and sing with him.
— Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic) June 24, 2016
Our hearts are saddened by the news of the passing of Opry member Ralph Stanley. His music will live on forever. 💔 pic.twitter.com/CIanzFr4ls
— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) June 24, 2016
photo by Michael Wilson
Ralph Stanley, one of the last remaining original bluegrass artistes, has died. Listen to him sing Oh Death.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) June 24, 2016
RIP Dr Ralph Stanley Thank you for a life of Bluegrass Rest Easy sir and thanks for being so gracious to Ban-Joey pic.twitter.com/R8KItLtDhB
— Joe Bonsall (@joebonsall) June 24, 2016
— Rhonda Vincent (@RhondaVincent13) June 24, 2016
A true legend is gone tonight. Prayers go out to the family. RIP Dr. Ralph. BREAKING NEWS: Ralph Stanley Dies at 89 #RalphStanley
— Steve Wariner (@stevewariner) June 24, 2016
sad to hear that Dr Ralph Stanley the patriarch of bluegrass has died
Rest in peace gentle Sir
We who love the music will never forget you
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) June 24, 2016
O Death. So sad to hear of the passing of Dr Ralph Stanley. One of Virginia’s finest and Appalachian music legend.
— Big Kenny Alphin (@BigKennyTV) June 24, 2016
When people ask who my favorite singer is, I always say Ralph. His mountain soul is unmatched. He’s missed already. pic.twitter.com/TGGGP0pO7E
— AUBRIE SELLERS (@aubriesellers) June 24, 2016
I saw Dr. Ralph Stanley accept a fan’s crisp 100 bill and request to sing O’Death immediately after he’d sung O’Death. Pin drop. Both times.
— Angaleena Presley (@guitarleena) June 24, 2016
— Steep Canyon Rangers (@SteepCanyon) June 24, 2016