Coal Miner’s Daughter, Loretta Lynn Passes Away at 90

Country music legend, Loretta Lynn passed away earlier this morning at the age of 90.

Lynn passed away in her sleep, at her Tennesee Ranch, in Hurricane Mills. Lynn had performed at her ranch up until she had a stroke in 2017.

A statement was released via social media:

“‘Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills.’ The family of Loretta Lynn.

The family has asked for privacy during this time, as they grieve. An announcement regarding a memorial will be forthcoming in a public announcement.”

Lynn had four children before launching her career in the 60s. Her songs reflected her pride in her life in Appalachia. She was a pillar in the country music community. Her music pulled her out of poverty. She was most well known for her song “Coal Miner’s Daughter”.

Lynn told AP in 2016, “It was what I wanted to hear and what I knew other women wanted to hear, too. I didn’t write for the men. I wrote for us women, and men loved it too.”

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