Lari White, the Grammy-winning country singer, died Tuesday after a battle with peritoneal cancer.
She was 52.
“Last night all her Family-of-Origin circled round her bed, saying our goodbyes to Lari, loving her, praying, sending her messages of support and gratitude. Her Dad gave her his loving foot massage. Chuck and their three children joined with us, and it was such a comfort to all of us to be “Together Again” around Lari,” her mother, Yvonne, wrote online.
“(Her husband) Chuck and their children bathed her in the same love and care all night long they have given to her for four months. At 4:44 this morning, Lari peacefully took her “Rain Walk.’”
Over her career, the Florida native earned six Top 20 country hits, including “That’s My Baby” and “Now I Know,” after a modest start on Jim Ed Brown’s “You Can Be A Star” talent show on The Nashville Network.
White released her first album, “Lead Me Not,” in 1993, but her follow-up “Wishes” was her breakout, with three top 10 singles.
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Three albums to which White contributed won Grammy Awards.
She also had a role in “Cast Away.”
In September, White was diagnosed with peritoneal cancer, a disease that develops in the thin layer of tissue lining the abdomen.
White is survived by her husband and three children.