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Breaking: Loretta Lynn Dies At The Age Of 90

Breaking: Loretta Lynn Dies At The Age Of 90

Death of Loretta Lynn has crushed the hearts of everyone in the country music industry. The iconic singer, who would have turned 90 in April, died on October 4 after a protracted struggle with various health problems, including a crippling stroke in 2017 and a broken hip in 2018 that put an end to her touring career. The “Coal Miner Daughter” singer’s death was announced by her rep in a statement to TMZ.

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Loretta Lynn performing in 2019.

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Loretta Lynn Death Cause

According to Lynn’s relatives, she passed away on Tuesday at her home,Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The 90-year-old passed away naturally, according to Loretta’s agent. She passed away with her family by her side as well.

According to a statement her family gave to USA TODAY, ” “Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning (Oct. 4) in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch.”

Loretta Lynn Life

Loretta Lynn and Oliver Lynn had been wed for almost 50 years when he passed away in 1996. Together, they had six children, although only four were still alive at the time of Loretta’s passing.

She married a womanising former bootlegger who helped her achieve fame at age 15. She gave birth at age 16, and became a grandma at age 30. Her autobiography, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” became a bestseller. Therefore, as a result of this incident, and an Oscar-winning film based on it was inspired by it.

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Loretta Lynn Career

When Loretta Lynn began her career in the early 1960s, she was a mother of four. Her songs reflected her pride in her rural Kentucky background as well as personal experiences, such as her trying, exhausting childhood and arguments with her husband. Without ever addressing politics, her songs also conveyed messages of women’s empowerment that helped challenge traditional gender roles.

Loretta accomplished all of this during a time when men’s melodies and words were most frequently heard via the voices of women. She was one of the first female music stars in Nashville and the first renowned woman to compose, record, and produce her own hits.

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John Carter On Lynn

With its distinctive Kentucky drawl, tensely coiled tremolo, and vast reservoirs of force, her voice was unmistakable. “She’s louder than most, and she’s gonna sing higher than you think she will,” said John Carter Cash, who produced Ms. Lynn’s final recordings. “With Loretta you just turn on the mic, stand back and hold on.”

Lynn became a role model for songwriters in the country genre thanks to her songwriting. Her lyrics were short, to the point, and sprinkled with wordplay. For example, in “Everything It Takes,” one of her many songs about cheating that was released in 2016, she sang, “She’s got everything it takes/To take everything you’ve got.” Her music was rooted in the variety of honky-tonk country and the Appalachian songs she had grown up singing. 

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Lynn Best Hits 

“Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “You Ain’t Woman Enough”, “The Pill, Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)”, “Rated X,” and “You’re Looking at Country” were some of her biggest singles during the 1960s and 1970s.

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Ms. Lynn performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival in Tennessee in 2011.

Loretta Lynn Records

Over 160 songs would be written by Loretta. Over 70 albums would be released, and more than 45 million records would be sold globally. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2012 after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

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President Barack Obama awards Loretta Lynn the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov 20, 2013.

They collaborated on songs including “Lead Me On,” “As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone,” and “I Can’t Love You Enough,” which earned her her first Grammy in 1972.

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About Loretta Lynn

On April 14, 1932, Loretta Lynn (née Webb) was born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Loretta, the second of eight children, fell in love with music as a young child when performing in church. She was undoubtedly brought up in a musical family because three of her siblings, Willie “Jay” Lee Webb, Crystal Gayle, and Peggy Sue Wright, would all become successful country musicians.

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Loretta Lynn at her 87th birthday tribute.

Lynn was renowned for wearing floor-length gowns with intricate needlework. Many of which were designed by her longtime personal assistant Tim Cobb.

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