Country singer Holly Dunn dies at age 59

Country singer Holly Dunn has died at the age of 59 from ovarian cancer. A close friend of Dunn’s tells Nashville’s WSMV that the singer passed away overnight at her home in  Albuquerque, NM as she was surrounded by friends and family.

Earlier this year, Dunn revealed that she had a “rare and aggressive” form of ovarian cancer.

“Back in March of this year, I was diagnosed with a rare, very aggressive form of ovarian cancer,” she tells Hallels. “If you read the statistics, it is very bleak. Good thing I don’t believe in statistics! I had surgery and now I am having chemo treatments. I have since grown more tumors and it is going to be more of a battle than I anticipated, but I have a huge faith in the healing power of God and the healing power within me that originates from my God. I look towards a future when I am completely healed and cancer free. I ask for prayers of strength and courage as this journey continues.”

“If you read the statistics, it is very bleak.”

The singer is best known for a string of hits in the Eighties and Nineties such as “Daddy’s Hands,” “You Really Had Me Going” and “Are You Ever Gonna Love Me.” She retired from music in the 2003 and began pursing painting. She moved to New Mexico and opened The Pena+Dunn Gallery with world renowned contemporary southwestern artist Amado Pena in Santa Fe.

Country stars and radio stations began posting their condolences as the news broke early Tuesday (Nov 11th).

Author: Buddy Iahn

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