- The Canadian music industry mourned her passing.
- — Anne Murray (@annemurray1)Wed, Apr 17 2013 11:37:33RIP Rita MacNeil. I am deeply saddened by the loss of a dear sweet woman and a gifted singer - songwriter who... http://fb.me/2YuwKiLx9
- — Sloan (@Sloanmusic)Wed, Apr 17 2013 13:39:14RIP Rita MacNeil. Here we are playing "Penpals" on her show. No idea why we were wearing those costumes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWerkZGNJIM …erkZ…
- — The JUNO Awards (@TheJUNOAwards)Wed, Apr 17 2013 11:55:38We are saddened to hear of the passing of Rita MacNeil. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.
- Ever so Canadian, MacNeil also appeared on TV's raunchy Trailer Park Boys as herself as the boys tried to kidnap her. A few of the Trailer Park Boys actors tweeted about her death.
- — Mike Smith (Bubbles) (@MSmithBubbles)Wed, Apr 17 2013 13:23:37Very sad to hear about the passing of Nova Scotia's First Lady of song and TPB alumnist Rita MacNeil.
- — Robb Wells (@realrobbwells)Wed, Apr 17 2013 06:35:15RIP Rita MacNeil, one of the nicest and one of the most talented people I ever had the pleasure of meeting and working with.
- — Jonathan Torrens (@TorrensJonathan)Wed, Apr 17 2013 12:50:10Rita Macneil was the sweetest person whose beautiful voice was rivalled only by her beautiful spirit. She'll be missed #shescallednovascotia
- Canadian journalists and politicians also remembered her fondly.
- — Benjamin Rayner (@IhateBenRayner)Wed, Apr 17 2013 06:28:42Godspeed, Rita MacNeil. You left a deep dent of niceness upon St. George, NB, when I was a kid. Your Trailer Park Boys cameo blew my mind.
- — jian ghomeshi (@jianghomeshi)Wed, Apr 17 2013 12:02:38Of all the shows we played in the 90s, my mom was most proud when I made it onto "Rita MacNeil and Friends". We'll miss you, dear Rita. #RIP
- — Justin Trudeau, MP (@JustinTrudeau)Wed, Apr 17 2013 13:43:44Sad to hear of Rita MacNeil's passing. She was a beautiful and memorable voice for Cape Breton and all Canadians. #nspoli
- — Thomas Mulcair (@ThomasMulcair)Wed, Apr 17 2013 13:51:28Sad to hear of the passing of Canadian icon Rita MacNeil. // Attristé par le décès de la chanteuse canadienne Rita MacNeil.
- — Bob Rae (@bobraeMP)Wed, Apr 17 2013 09:43:29The singer is gone now but the voice and spirit are for the ages. #youtube Rita MacNeil Working Man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LesfYqwqvYo&sns=tw …sfYq…
- — Elizabeth May MP (@ElizabethMay)Wed, Apr 17 2013 12:09:13Such sad news. Our gifted and beautiful Rita MacNeil died, at only 68. Condolences to Wade and all her family.
- Music lovers and fans looked back at what her music meant to them.
Rita MacNeil's death mourned on Twitter
Canadian celebrities, music fans, and former colleagues of Rita MacNeil took a moment to share memories of Cape Breton's first lady of song, who died Tuesday night at age 68.
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