Country music legend Loretta Lynn died at the age of 90 at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, according to her family.
The 4-time Grammy Award winner passed away Tuesday morning. She became a worldwide sensation with her 1971 track “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
“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 said in a statement.
A statement from the family of Loretta Lynn.— Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) October 4, 2022
“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 asked for privacy as they grieve and said a memorial will be announced later and linked to Lorettalynn.com.
Tributes poured in online:
We’ve lost a true Tennessee treasure today.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) October 4, 2022
Loretta Lynn was a force to be reckoned with and a pioneer for women in country music.
My prayers are with her family and all who loved her dearly. She will be missed.
Loretta Lynn had the kind of life and grit that it seemed like she would always be around. Married at 15, a grandma in her 30s and a career that spanned decades and changed country music.— Anna Maria Tarullo (@tarullotweets) October 4, 2022
RIP to one of the most legendary Kentuckians — the Coal Miner’s Daughter. pic.twitter.com/n7Sceycp45
Loretta Lynn, the absolute legendary country singer whose career spanned six decades, has died at 90.— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) October 4, 2022
With 24 #1 hit singles and 11 #1 albums, she is the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade.
She will be deeply missed. pic.twitter.com/psjJznfXyg
So sad to hear of the passing of @LorettaLynn. She was always an inspiration to those of us grew up listening to and loving real country music. Her kindness, strength and devotion to country music and her fans will be deeply missed. They don’t make ‘em like her anymore. pic.twitter.com/mkSGLqM7u0— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) October 4, 2022
RIP to the Queen of Country Music, Loretta Lynn. From Van Lear, Kentucky, she had an absolutely gorgeous mountain voice that is irreplaceable— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 4, 2022
Loretta sang songs that were trailblazing. The guts to put out “The Pill” when she did is amazing
She will be forever missed pic.twitter.com/4pCSex15Pk
My heart is broken with the news of my sweet friend Loretta Lynn passing. I will remember all the sweet visits and laughs we shared. RIP sweet Angel. pic.twitter.com/X5IqiD63an— Stella Parton (@StellaParton) October 4, 2022
We are heartbroken to learn about the passing of @LorettaLynn, the Coal Miner’s Daughter. She inspired generations of female musicians & has forever left a mark on Country Music’s history. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family & loved ones during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/E1Eg3CS1XB— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) October 4, 2022
God Bless Loretta Lynn. One of the greatest voices of all time. 🙏🏻♥️ https://t.co/c0QLj74WBi— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) October 4, 2022
Oh my heart is sad to learn that Loretta Lynn has passed away at 90 years old. Sending our love and prayers to her family. The Coal Miners Daughter – Loretta Lynn – April 14, 1932 – October 4, 2022 Rest In Sweet Peace Loretta. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/YJg3O51NgB— Rhonda Vincent (@RhondaVincent13) October 4, 2022
oh, sweet loretta lynn… what a life! what an icon! what a trailblazer! what a beautiful soul! may she rest peacefully with the angels. my heart is with her family and friends. #lorettalynn #riplorettalynn— leann rimes cibrian (@leannrimes) October 4, 2022
Rest In Peace, icon. Loretta Lynn was always one of the TRUE country artists. She influenced boys and girls of all ages (myself included) with her 3 chords and the truth kinda country. You will be missed Loretta. God rest your soul. pic.twitter.com/COb4IEtm7H— WilliamMichaelMorgan (@wmmorgan) October 4, 2022
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