In a statement published on Twitter, Lynn’s family said she had died “peacefully”  at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, the United States.

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

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They asked for privacy as they grieve and said a memorial will be announced at a later date.

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Lynn already had four children before launching her career in the early 1960s,

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her songs reflected her pride in her rural Kentucky background.