Lynn Anderson Dies: Country Music Legend Was 67

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Lynn Anderson - the country musicĀ star best known for her 1970 hit "Rose Garden" - has passed away at theĀ age of 67.

Lynn Anderson

While "Rose Garden" would prove to be her most enduring hit, Anderson recorded 40 albums over the course of her career, many of them critically acclaimed, all of them beloved by her cultishly devoted fanbase.

Anderson released her first album in 1966 at the age of 19. Her final LP was hit stores earlier this year.

Anderson's prolific output throughout her 50-year career, and her selfless commitment to assisting young, up-and-coming artists earned her the nickname, "The Great Lady of Country of Country Music."

Sadly, Anderson was diagnosed with pneumonia shortly after returning from a recent trip to Italy.

She was hospitalized and suffered a heart attack earlier this week. Sources say Anderson was pronounced dead at Tennessee's Vanderbilt Hospital last night.

Anderson had seven top ten hits over the course of her career, but its her signature song "Rose Garden" for which she'll most be remembered. And apparently, that's just fine by her:

"The song stated that you can make something out of nothing," Anderson said in one of her final interviews. "You take it and go ahead. It fit me well and I'll be proud to be connected to it until I die."

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