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In Memoriam: Loretta Lynn, coal miner’s daughter and country queen, 90

Loretta Lynn photographed during a March 2016 performance at SXSW (South by Southwest). The famed country singer died October 4 at the age of 90. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Anna Hanks. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

Loretta Lynn photographed during a March 2016 performance at SXSW (South by Southwest). The famed country singer died October 4 at the age of 90. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Anna Hanks. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90. In a statement provided to the Associated Press, Lynn’s family said she died October 4 at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

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