Just four months after announcing her battle with peritoneal cancer, country singer-songwriter Lari White, 52, has passed away.
The three-time Grammy award-winning songstress first broke her cancer news to her fans and vocal students in a letter she published on Artistworks.com in November 2017. Just this past weekend, her family revealed that Lari had entered hospice care.
"Last night Lari was admitted to a wonderful hospice facility here in Nashville where she has all the care she needs to make her comfortable for this part of the journey, and where she is completely surrounded by loving family," her mother Yvonne White wrote on Caring Bridge. "This mother's heart is broken tonight for the horrendous illness that attacked our amazing daughter so viciously and quickly. But tonight this mother's heart is also filled with an abundance of love and comfort and peace that she has so much love surrounding her, and for the gentle, competent care of hospice."
Lari first noticed a change in her health last summer, after suffering from a persistent upset stomach. An abnormal PAP smear later revealed the cancer. Since her diagnosis, she's battled pneumonia and a series of complications that have required emergency surgery all while she endured chemotherapy treatments.
Back in the early '90s, Lari rose to fame with several chart-topping songs like "That's My Baby," "Now I Know," and "That's How You Know (When You're in Love)." After making a name for herself on the country music scene, Lari devoted her career to touring and performing alongside her singer-songwriter husband Chuck Cannon, in addition to writing songs, teaching music, and homeschooling her two daughters and son. More recently, she began work on a new album and appeared in the 2010 movie Country Strong with Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw.
To make a contribution to help the White and Cannon families, visit Go Fund Me.
(h/t Country Rebel)
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