(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) — Country music icon Loretta Lynn has passed away at the age of 90.
The Kentucky coal miner’s daughter sang frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia which pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music.
A statement from her family said she died in her sleep at her Tennessee ranch on Tuesday.
Lynn is known for songs including “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which was turned into an award-winning movie starring Sissy Spacek.
As a young teenager, Loretta met the love of her life in Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn, whom she affectionately called “Doo.”
The pair married when Lynn was 15 and gave birth to their first of six children the same year.
Lynn had multiple gold albums from a career that spanned nearly 60 years.
She suffered a stroke in 2017 that finally prevented her from touring after 57 years.
An announcement about a memorial will be made in the near future.