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Country Singer Lari White Dies at 52 From Peritoneal Cancer

Country singer and actress Lari White died on Tuesday at the age of 52 from peritoneal cancer — a rare cancer affecting the abdominal lining.

White was diagnosed last September when the cancer was already advanced. She shared her experience getting a diagnosis and the subsequent challenges in a blog for ArtistsWorks, where she taught music classes.

White had six “Top 20 Country Hits,” and her singles “That’s My Baby” and “Now I Know” are some of her most recognized songs. White also appeared opposite Tom Hanks in “Cast Away.”

Fans and singers voiced their condolences on Twitter.


Image via Wikimedia Commons/Dave Hensley

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