Loretta Lynn Passes Away At 90

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Country music great and sassy storyteller, Loretta Lynn, has passed away in her sleep at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

A statement from Lynn’s family posted to her official Facebook page reads, “Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills.”

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Lynn grew up in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky with seven other siblings. She married Oliver “Doolittle” when she was 15 and they had six children together.

She rose to stardom with songs like “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” and “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind).” She even penned a few controversial songs like, “The Pill” and “Rated ‘X’.”

During this time the family has requested privacy as they mourn such a huge loss in their lives. A memorial announcement will be forthcoming.

Watch Loretta’s granddaughter Tayla Lynn honor her grandma with a cover of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” below.