Country Singer Suffers Two Devastating Losses

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For singer, actress, and dancer Laura Bell Bundy, family is everything. Raised in a small town in Ohio, Bundy had big dreams of becoming a star, and her entire family supported her along the way.

She made her mark on the Broadway world by playing Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, and even played Glinda in Wicked, along with several other Off Broadway roles.

During her career, she has worked on plenty of television shows, as well as landing a country music record deal with Universal Records. Her album Achin’ and Shakin’ debuted at number five on the Billboard country album chart. Her hits include “Giddy On Up,” “Drop On By,” That’s What Angels Do,” and “Two Step.”

Throughout all of her success, she has always stayed extremely close to her family, which is why the past few weeks have been incredibly tough for her. Three weeks ago, she took to social media to ask her fans to pray for her Grandma Tibbie, but just one day later she informed her followers that Tibbie has passed away.

As the matriarch of her family, Bundy says her grandma “raised our family with strength, humor, and unconditional love.” Tibbie was notorious for her polka dot blouses, red lipstick, loving to dance with her husband, and having a knack for dirty jokes.

A few days after her passing, Bundy shared a video of her grandma still telling jokes – right up until the end of her life.

Two weeks later, Bundy took to social media again to ask her followers to pray for her father, a man she calls her hero. His health was failing and was fighting for his life.

Sadly, the update she gave on Tuesday (June 19) was not a happy one, as her father had passed away.

A true show business veteran, Bundy knows that “the show must go on.” She is currently starring in the Los Angeles production of Sweet Charity and opening night was Wednesday night (June 20).

“I know my dad and my grandma will be out there with the best seats in the house,” she wrote on Instagram.

Losing one member of your family is extremely difficult, but losing two in such a short time is unimaginable. We are praying for Bundy and her family during their time of grief.