Loretta Lynn, a country music icon, died at the age of 90.

Loretta Lynn, whose meteoric rise from a small Kentucky coal-mining community to national country music stardom was literally the stuff of Hollywood, died on Tuesday (Oct. 4) at the age of 90.

Lynn passed away in her sleep at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills, the family said in a statement; an announcement about a public memorial is forthcoming.

Lynn’s life story was memorably retold in Michael Apted’s 1980 feature Coal Miner’s Daughter, 

Sissy Spacek won both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for her portrayal of the singer.

Beyond the dramatic particulars of her life, Lynn, who recorded 16 No. 1 country singles

She became one of the music’s brightest luminaries in an era when men dominated country. 

She wrote much of her hit material, and it was sharply-penned stuff

 She was the second eldest of coal miner Melvin Webb’s eight children