“Roy Clark was one of the greatest ever,” Parton said in an emailed statement. “His spirit will never die. I loved him dearly and he will be missed.”
“Roy Clark shaped my path,” Paisley tweeted. “My Papaw introduced me to his music as a toddler. Every Saturday we’d watch Hee Haw. My first guitar book was a Roy Clark guitar method. I practiced his style, then practiced making his facial expressions. He was a hero. And so many have the same story.”
Keith Urban also shared his story of the legendary guitarist via Twitter. “My first CMA memory is sitting on my living room floor watching Roy Clark tear it up. Sending my love and respect to him and his family for all he did,” he wrote.
“Rest In Peace friend, brother, mentor Roy Clark,” wrote The Oak Ridge Boys in a tweet.
Check out more tweets from celebrities and fans below.
Just heard Hee Haw Star / Super Picker #RoyClark just passed away. Saw him last when we filmed #CountrysFamilyReunion He was always so kind. Heaven gained another amazing addition to the Angel Band. Rest In Peace Roy pic.twitter.com/9h70Nw66tX
— Rhonda Vincent (@RhondaVincent13) November 15, 2018
“The next chance you get, do somethin’ nice for somebody – say ‘good day,’ hold a door open – and don’t wait around for a thank you… you don’t need it.” — Roy Clark
Roy, thank you for always spreading laughter, kindness, and positivity. We’ll keep it goin’ for ya! ?? pic.twitter.com/Gs3AdJSKQd
— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) November 15, 2018
RIP Roy Clark, was an honor to pick and sing with you pic.twitter.com/jcot6GbtME
— Ray Benson (@raybensonaatw) November 15, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the family of Roy Clark. Country music has lost another giant – well-loved both for his unique talents and his generous, kind-hearted spirit. https://t.co/d1v9dqi4uM pic.twitter.com/yMpNaebusG
— RFD-TV (@OfficialRFDTV) November 15, 2018
Just got word that Roy Clark has passed.
I’ve known him for 60 years and he was a fine musician and entertainer
Rest In Peace Buddy, you will be remembered
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) November 15, 2018
R.I.P. Roy Clark. Oh man so many memories growing up with him on hee haw. Another part of my childhood that made growing up the way I did awesome. Hee Haw, Johnny Carson, Paul Harvey among others are everywhere in my memory bank. He lived a long great life and I thank him. SALUTE pic.twitter.com/yKBuXLAzOq
— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) November 15, 2018
When I saw @CharlieDaniels tweet about the passing of Roy Clark my eyes filled with tears. I remember watching HeeHaw with my Mema, she loved that show. Thank you for all the joy you gave the world. They’ll be “picking and grinning” in heaven. #RIPROY pic.twitter.com/xLwDMWVi9m
— ?SportsBelle? (@Pitcrewprincess) November 15, 2018
The guitar I’ve been playing onstage for the last two years is signed by the legend himself. It’s now retired. God bless my friend Roy Clark. Rest In Peace, my brother. pic.twitter.com/KtzXf1NlD5
— Chad Prather (@WatchChad) November 15, 2018
“I want to lay somethin’ on you; it’s not heavy and it’s not to imply that you don’t already do it. It’s just a reminder… to all of us. The next chance you get, do somethin’ nice for somebody… Here’s to love, it’s still the best!” – Roy Clark pic.twitter.com/94raMxTwts
— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) November 15, 2018
— Mitzi Gaynor (@TheMitziGaynor) November 15, 2018
RIP Roy Clark. A class act, a serious talent with a light spirit. Thank you.
— Elizabeth Cook (@Elizabeth_Cook) November 15, 2018