She was so loved. Joey Feek died at her home in Indiana after a long battle with cancer on Friday, March 4, at the age of 40, and her country music colleagues immediately took to social media to share their condolences.
“So sad to hear about Joeys passing,” Blake Shelton wrote.
“Praying for the family & friends of Joey Feek,” country superstar Carrie Underwood tweeted. “A beautiful soul moved into heaven today. A beautiful legacy she left behind. @joeyandrory.”
So sad to hear about Joeys passing.. https://t.co/SjIlECXOPQ— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) March 5, 2016
I am saddened by the passing of Joey Feek, but inspired by the "for better or worse" that she and Rory Feek have shown us all.....— Brandy Clark (@TheBrandyClark) March 5, 2016
Thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the Feek family. Have played shows with Joey and Rory before and it's so sad to lose her amazing voice— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) March 5, 2016
Praying for the family & friends of Joey Feek. A beautiful soul moved into heaven today. A beautiful legacy she left behind. @joeyandrory— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) March 5, 2016
One of God's children has gone home— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) March 5, 2016
Rest in peace Joey
Deepest condolences to Rory and the family
So sad 2 hear about the passing of the courageous, beautiful Joey Feek. Sending all our love & prayers to her precious family. @joeyandrory— The Band Perry (@thebandperry) March 5, 2016
On Friday, Joey’s loving husband, Rory, confirmed her death on his blog, This Life I Live.
“My wife’s greatest dream came true today. She is in Heaven,” he wrote in the touching post. “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.”
The couple, who comprised country music duo Joey + Rory and share 2-year-old daughter Indiana, have documented their daily lives since Joey opted to cease medical treatment last October. (She was diagnosed with stage IV cervical cancer in June 2015.)
Rory noted that though his wife’s passing is tough, he is also trying to look on the brighter side of things.
“Though this is, and has been, a time of many tears of sorrow, it has also been a time of countless tears of joy,” he wrote. “There have been too many beautiful moments to count or even begin to share in this blog. But I try. … So if it’s OK, I’m gonna close, wipe my tear and pack our bags to hit the road headed south. She’s already got a head-start on me.”
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