Charley Pride, country music’s first black superstar, dies of Covid-19 complications #RIPCharleyPride https://t.co/UCdwsSoANV
— CMT (@CMT) December 12, 2020
Charley Pride, one of the very, very, very few Black country music stars, died December 12th of COVID-19 complications. Mr. Pride, best known for his classic hit “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'”, died a month after receiving a lifetime achievement award and performing at the CMA Awards November 11th leaving some to wonder if he contracted the virus there.
We need answers as to how Charley Pride got covid.
— Mickey Guyton (@MickeyGuyton) December 12, 2020
Honestly you’re right to acknowledge what everyone is wondering & as usual YOU have a lot to lose for asking the question. Thank you for being human. Whether that was the place he got it or not- they endangered him & it easily could have been. It’s quietly bothered me for weeks
— Brandi Carlile (@brandicarlile) December 13, 2020
The CMA responded to the speculation stating that the broadcast took every precaution and that Mr. Pride tested negative multiple times after he returned home without mentioning whether it was wise to invite an 86 year old man to perform indoors in the middle of a pandemic.
Statement on behalf of CMA and representatives of Charley Pride: https://t.co/C4d1mGkBsC
— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) December 13, 2020
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