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.
I just heard the heartbreaking news that Lari White passed away ???????????? RIP Lari you are already missed but your legend lives on forever
— Jamie O’Neal (@JamieONeal) January 23, 2018
My heart is so sad today for the passing of Lari White. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Country music has lost a pioneer and a dear friend. #RIP
— Gary Levox (@GaryLevox) January 23, 2018
Deeply saddened at the loss of Lari White (@skinnywhitegirl) She was a mountain of talent. Artist, writer, producer; the whole package. 1 of the best singing voices ever 2 grace Country Music and a good soul. Prayers 4 Chuck and family #RIPLariWhite pic.twitter.com/Jac7KyeyrZ
— bryan_white (@bryan_white) January 23, 2018
— shelly fairchild (@shellyfairchild) January 23, 2018
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