Country music's biggest stars react to Merle Haggard's death

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Country music legend Merle Haggard passed away on Wednesday. It was his 79th birthday.

The singer died after a series of recent health struggles, including pneumonia.

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Many of country music's biggest stars -- as well as other notable figures in music and Hollywood -- took to social media to react to the star's tragic passing. See there reactions in the gallery above.

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Musician Merle Haggard Has Died
Musician Merle Haggard Has Died

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