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Thread: Holly Dunn Died of Cancer Today age 59

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    Holly Dunn Died of Cancer Today age 59

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/5b75d4e...olly-dunn.html

    Singer Holly Dunn, best known for a string of hits in the 1980s, has passed away after a battle with cancer.
    Dunn had been battling a rare, aggressive form of ovarian cancer. WSMV in Nashville reported the news Tuesday morning, saying the former country hitmaker passed away in the early morning hours. She was 59 years old.
    Born Holly Suzette Dunn on Aug. 22, 1957, the singer got her start performing in bands in high school and college before moving to Nashville, where she worked as a demo singer and songwriter before signing with MTM Records.
    She released her self-titled debut album in 1986, and went on to land hits including “Daddy’s Hands,” “Love Someone Like Me,” “Strangers Again” and “Are You Ever Gonna Love Me,” which reached No. 1 in 1989. Dunn scored another No. 1 single with “You Really Had Me Going,” but her career cooled off at country radio in the ’90s, and she retired from music in 2003 to pursue her other passion, art, leaving Nashville and moving to Santa Fe, N.M.
    Dunn shared her ovarian cancer diagnosis in an interview in June, saying she’d undergone surgery and chemotherapy, but her prognosis was “very bleak.” She added that she did not believe in statistics, and was leaning on her faith to carry her through.
    “My faith is my rock. But I also draw tremendous strength from my family and my family of friends who have gathered around me in total support,” she shared. “Being a Christian, I know that no matter how this chapter ends, I will be OK. Either upright walking on this earth or safe in my Savior’s arms.”


    I LOVED the song "Daddy's Hands."
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    I saw her and Patty Lovelace in concert here in Springfield, Mo back in the 90's called Women Of Country. It was really a great concert. I loved her song. It's so sad that she passed especially so young.
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    I got to see her once in Texas too. Beautiful voice muted by cancer.

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    Sad news. She had a clear, sweet voice, and often used carefully chosen acoustic instrumental accompaniments. Her brother, Chris Waters is a songwriter, who sometimes worked with her, as co-writer and producer.

    RIP
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    What sad news. I also loved that song. What a great voice.... And that last sentence I will be OK. Either upright walking on this earth or safe in my Savior’s arms.”

    Wow....
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    Miranda Lambert has posted this farewell to Holly:

    "So sad to hear about Holly Dunn passing. She was a big inspiration to me. By singing along with her cassette tape I learned to sing. Daddy's Hands was the very first song I ever learned and sang in public. I was 9 years old. The 3rd grade talent show and my dad played guitar for me. She will always have a special place in my heart. Rest In Peace Holly."

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