The country music world is mourning the loss of one of its legends. Loretta Lynn, who turned 90 in April, passed away on October 4 after a long battle with numerous health issues. Loretta’s rep confirmed that she was at home in Tennessee when she died of natural causes, surrounded by family members.
Loretta was married to Oliver Lynn for nearly 50 years when he died in 1996, and they had six children together. Three years before she passed, Radar Online reported that Loretta’s health was failing and that she was spending her final days in an assisted living facility.
However, despite her health problems, Loretta continued to make music and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988.
Loretta Lynn Career Highlights
Loretta Lynn has had an incredible career in country music, releasing dozens of albums and scoring countless hits. Some of her biggest career highlights include:
- Becoming the first female country artist to score a #1 hit with “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” in 1966
- Winning five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for 1978’s Van Lear Rose
- Being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988
- Being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013
Loretta Lynn, one of the most iconic and well-respected country singers of all time, passed away at the age of 90. She was known for her powerful voice and honest lyrics that chronicled the lives of everyday people. Her music touched millions of fans around the world, and she will be deeply missed. We offer our prayers to her family and friends during this difficult time.
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