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Blake Shelton comforts mourning Massachusetts school

Three Massachusetts students aged 14, 15 and 16 died in a car crash last month Blake Shelton recorded a one-minute video to help memorialize the victims Shelton's brother, Richie, died in a car crash on November 13, 1990 Country music star recorded video on the 27th anniversary of his brother's death

By Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 15:55 GMT, 1 December 2017 | Updated: 01:25 GMT, 2 December 2017

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One of country music's biggest stars is comforting a Massachusetts school mourning the deaths of three students.

Blake Shelton recorded a minute-long message that was included in a longer tribute video to the Quaboag Regional Middle/High School students who died in a November 6 car crash in West Brookfield.

Shelton's brother, Richie, died in a crash nearly three decades ago. He died in 1990 at the age of 24. Shelton was 14 at the time.

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 Country music star Blake Shelton recorded a one-minute video tribute to the three school-aged teenagers who died in a car crash last month

 Country music star Blake Shelton recorded a one-minute video tribute to the three school-aged teenagers who died in a car crash last month

Shelton's brother Richie (pictured) died at the age of 24 in a 1990 car crash. Shelton was 14 at the time

Shelton's brother Richie (pictured) died at the age of 24 in a 1990 car crash. Shelton was 14 at the time

Shelton said in the message: 'I can understand how you guys feel. It's the worst possible feeling.

'It's confusion. It's anger. It's just an overall brokenness that's just gonna take a lot of time to heal.'

He added: 'I just wanted to say I’m thinking of you and it gets easier. It just takes a long time, but just always honor their memory and never forget about them.'

Shelton learned of the deaths through his mother, who grew up with the father of a member of Quaboag's school committee.

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