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Crystal Gayle Shares Shares Tribute to Sister Loretta Lynn


Country music mourns the loss of Loretta Lynn, a pioneer in country music, died at the age of 90. Her family confirmed the news with a message to her fans:


"Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills."


Loretta was famously born as a coal miner's daughter in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky.


She had seven siblings: Melvin, Herman, Willie "Jay" Lee, Donald, Peggy Sue, Betty, and Crystal Gayle. She was the second oldest, and 71-year-old Crystal was the youngest. Both Crystal and Peggy Sue had careers in the music industry.

Country singers Loretta Lynn, left, and Crystal Gayle, right, poses with their mother Mrs. Clara Butcher, during ceremonies of the Academy of Country Music Awards in Buena Park, California on Thursday, May 2, 1980. (AP Photo/Lennox)

Crystal shared a series of family photos and wrote, "The world lost a legend. We lost a sister. Love you Loretta❤️." Fans flooded her with condolences, prayers, and messages of support. GH


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