Grammy-winning country singer Lari White dies aged 52 in hospice care surrounded by her family after brief battle with rare abdominal cancer

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Grammy-winning country singer Lari White passed away Tuesday morning after a brief battle with cancer. She was 52.

White's mother, Yvonne White, said the songstress died at 4.44am with her husband and songwriter Chuck Cannon and their three children at her side.

Lari - White - September - Peritoneal - Cancer

Lari White was diagnosed in September with advanced peritoneal cancer, a rare form of cancer that develops in the thin layer of tissue lining the abdomen.

White detailed many of her complications and hospital visits in a post on Artistworks, where she had been teaching online vocal lessons.

November - Post - Students - White - Diagnosis

In the November post to her students, White explained that since her diagnosis she had a series of complications including pain management, pneumonia and a bowel obstruction requiring emergency surgery that has 'kept me in and out of the hospital fighting for my life'.

'It has been my joy to share some of the vocal techniques I use and I hope you will all continue with your journey to become better singers,' she told her students.

Friday - White - Mom - Caring - Bridge

On Friday, White’s mom posted on the Caring Bridge website that her daughter was moved into hospice care and her prognosis was bleak.

'Last night Lari was admitted to a wonderful Hospice facility in Nashville, where she has all the Care she needs to make her comfortable and quiet for this part of the Journey, and where she is completely surrounded by loving family… Chuck, the children, her sister and brother, nephew and sisters-in-law, Mother and Father,' Yvonne wrote on the site.

Lari - White - Appearance - Talent - Show

Lari White made her first national appearance in 1988 on the talent show You Can Be a Star on The Nashville Network, according to Billboard.

She won first prize, which included a recording contract with Capitol Records.

Wishes - Break - Country - Radio

Her 1994, Wishes, would see her break through on country radio.

The disc's first single, That's My Baby,...
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