Lari White Passes Away After Battle With Cancer At 52

Popular 90’s country singer Lari White has sadly passed away at the age of 52 following a difficult battle with cancer

By austind03 on January 23, 2018
Photo Credit: Lari White by Flickr User davehensley
Photo Credit: Flickr User davehensley

Country singer-songwriter Lari White has sadly died.

Taste of Country is reporting that the popular 90’s singer had been battling cancer in recent months, but unfortunately passed away.

She first made a name for herself after winning the TV competition You Can Be a Star in 1988. However, she really broke into country music after her second album, Wishes, took off on the charts. Scoring three Top 10 hits, the album was later certified gold by Billboard. She also earned herself three Grammy Awards during her career.

Outside of music, White also took a stab at acting. She made appearances in the hit films Cast Away and Country Strong, as well as the 2006 Broadway musical Ring of Fire.

While later music releases didn’t see the same level of success as her early work, White continued playing until her cancer diagnosis. At that time, she made the decision to focus on her health and cancer treatments.

Yvonne White, Lari White’s daughter, spoke about her mom after her passing, saying:

“I have never known a person who did not love her and respect her, as evidenced by the great outpouring of love and concern of so many people. Every role she has played in life has been superb, and most of all, her role as mother. We are blessed to be her family. Chuck and their three children are blessed to have her as wife and mother. Thank you, God, for Lari!”

She was only 52-years-old.

We wish her family the best as they move through this difficult time.

Head right here for more information, and watch the video for her biggest hit down below.

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