Singer Holly Dunn Dies Of Cancer At 59

Posted at 1:43 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 14:43:07-05

Singer Holly Dunn has died after a battle with cancer. She was 59.

According to a release, Dunn died Monday night at the Gentiva Hospice at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

She had been battling a rare form of ovarian cancer since February 2016.

Dunn was perhaps best-known for her 80s-hit "Daddy's Hands” and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1989.

She was nominated for three Grammy Awards and won the Academy of Country Music's ACM "New Female Vocalist" award in 1986 and the Country Music Association's CMA "Horizon Award" in 1987.

A celebration of life service has been set for Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dossman Funeral Home in Belton, Texas. A funeral would follow the next day.

In lieu of flowers, friends have asked to please send donations in Holly's name to the GSC Foundation to help find a cure for ovarian carcinosarcoma.