Country Music Stars React to Lari White’s Death: ‘My Heart Is Breaking’

Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels and Sawyer Brown are among those paying tribute to the “Now I Know” singer

The country music world reacted to the news of Lari White’s Death on Tuesday, with Travis Tritt, Sawyer Brown and others sharing their thoughts on the “Now I Know” singer at age 52 following a battle with cancer.

Songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman, who co-penned the Faith Hill hit “The Kiss,” wrote that her “heart is breaking” at the news.

“My heart is breaking as we all say goodbye to our truly bright light deep-soul sister,” wrote Chapman.

“I’m extremely saddened by the passing of my friend Lari White. She was so talented and a joy to write and record with,” Tritt tweeted. “My heart goes out to all of Lari’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time.”

“There Is No Arizona” singer Jamie O’Neal said of White, “your legend lives on forever.”

“Someone Else’s Star” singer Bryan White called the deceased singer “a mountain of talent.”

“Deeply saddened at the loss of Lari White (@skinnywhitegirl) She was a mountain of talent. Artist, writer, producer; the whole package,” he wrote. “1 of the best singing voices ever 2 grace Country Music and a good soul. Prayers 4 Chuck and family.”

Country music band Sawyer Brown offered, “Rest in peace, Lari White–wonderful singer, songwriter, producer, and truly nice person. Prayers for peace and comfort for her family.”

Rascall Flatts singer Gary LeVox wrote, “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.”

“Condolences to the family of Lari White. Rest in peace Mam Music City will miss you,” wrote “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” musician Charlie Daniels.

White told fans of her cancer battle in November, saying that she had been diagnosed with advanced peritoneal cancer.

“Since then a series of complications including pain management, pneumonia and a bowel obstruction requiring emergency surgery has kept me in and out of the hospital fighting for my life,” the singer wrote in a post published to her website. “This is, of course, my focus for the foreseeable future.”

On Jan. 20, Taste of Country reported that White had been admitted to hospice care.

White, the recipient of three Grammy awards, was also an actress whose screen credits included the 2000 Tom Hanks film “Cast Away” and 2004’s “No Regrets.”

Read below for more reactions to her death.