Update: If you would like to read the official announcement from Lynn’s people, you can do that here.
I’m sad to report that country music has lost another legendary voice with the passing of Lynn Anderson last night at a Nashville area hospital. She was 67.
The Tennessean reports that Anderson passed away of a heart attack after a brief hospitalization for pneumonia.
Country singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her classic recording “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden,” died last night of a heart attack at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
She had been hospitalized for pneumonia following a trip to Italy. She was 67 years old.
Anderson had many hit songs in the 1970s and ’80s, but is probably best known for the amazing (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden. In her career, Lynn won the ACM Top Female Vocalist award twice as well as the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year.
Lynn had recently been arrested for a DUI in Nashville, but honestly, who wants to hear about that now?
The singer is survived by her father and three children. Funeral arrangements are currently underway and will be announced soon.
She will definitely be missed by those of us who were fans.