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President Trump wrote a letter to Charlie Daniels’ wife Hazel after the death of Daniels at 83 on July 6th and she and her son Charlie Daniels Jr. posted it on Instagram. “Mr. President, we are honored that you would think of us in our time of grieving. Thank you so much, @realdonaldtrump. – Hazel and Charlie Daniels, Jr.”

The letter, signed by the President, read:

“Dear Hazel: 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.”

The President tweeted the day after Charlie died on July 7th, “We will miss GREAT Country Rocker, Charlie Daniels, who passed away yesterday in Hermitage, Tennessee. My condolences to his wife Hazel, and their family. Charlie is in my thoughts and prayers. I love his music! #RIPCharlieDaniels.”