Music legend Loretta Lynn has died at the age of 90

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By stefan armitage

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Loretta Lynn has passed away at the age of 90.

The news was confirmed by a rep for the legendary country music star, who told TMZ that Lynn passed away at her ranch in  Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, on Tuesday morning.

A statement released to the press by her family also read: "Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills." The family also asked for privacy at this time, but did let the singer's fans know that a date for the funeral will be announced, per The Washington Post.

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Lynn in 2014. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

The rep added that Lynn - born Loretta Webb - passed away from natural causes.

Lynn - the daughter of a Kentucky coal miner - embarked on her music career in the early 1960s, with songs about love and the pride she felt for her rural upbringing and lifestyle.

Speaking to TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager back in 2018, Lynn revealed: "I write about my life — in every song I’ve written."

"I would have given anything in the world if [my father] would have been here when I recorded 'Coal Miner’s Daughter,' but I think he hears me," she revealed. "And one day I will sing it for him."

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Lynn on the 1970s. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

The mom-of-six had already welcomed four of her children before she launched her career, but her remarkable songwriting and voice helped lead her from poverty to international fame.

Some of her biggest hits include the aforementioned 'Coal Miner’s Daughter', 'You Ain’t Woman Enough', 'The Pill', and 'You’re Looking at Country'.

In fact, The Washington Post reports how Lynn's defiant attitude towards subjects like sex, cheating, and birth control would sometimes land her in hot water with radio stations, as it was uncommon for female singers to cover such issues in their music at the time.

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However, Lynn stayed true to herself, and would eventually end up being inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988. She was also an inductee of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.

She was also honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2013.

Throughout her storied career, Lynn recorded a total of 70 albums including 54 studio albums.

Our thoughts go out to Lynn's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: Jeremy Hogan / Alamy

Music legend Loretta Lynn has died at the age of 90

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Loretta Lynn has passed away at the age of 90.

The news was confirmed by a rep for the legendary country music star, who told TMZ that Lynn passed away at her ranch in  Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, on Tuesday morning.

A statement released to the press by her family also read: "Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills." The family also asked for privacy at this time, but did let the singer's fans know that a date for the funeral will be announced, per The Washington Post.

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Lynn in 2014. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

The rep added that Lynn - born Loretta Webb - passed away from natural causes.

Lynn - the daughter of a Kentucky coal miner - embarked on her music career in the early 1960s, with songs about love and the pride she felt for her rural upbringing and lifestyle.

Speaking to TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager back in 2018, Lynn revealed: "I write about my life — in every song I’ve written."

"I would have given anything in the world if [my father] would have been here when I recorded 'Coal Miner’s Daughter,' but I think he hears me," she revealed. "And one day I will sing it for him."

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Lynn on the 1970s. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

The mom-of-six had already welcomed four of her children before she launched her career, but her remarkable songwriting and voice helped lead her from poverty to international fame.

Some of her biggest hits include the aforementioned 'Coal Miner’s Daughter', 'You Ain’t Woman Enough', 'The Pill', and 'You’re Looking at Country'.

In fact, The Washington Post reports how Lynn's defiant attitude towards subjects like sex, cheating, and birth control would sometimes land her in hot water with radio stations, as it was uncommon for female singers to cover such issues in their music at the time.

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Credit: John Atashian / Alamy

However, Lynn stayed true to herself, and would eventually end up being inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988. She was also an inductee of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.

She was also honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2013.

Throughout her storied career, Lynn recorded a total of 70 albums including 54 studio albums.

Our thoughts go out to Lynn's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: Jeremy Hogan / Alamy