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The country singer was 59 years old

By Danielle Jackson
Updated November 15, 2016 at 07:06 PM EST
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Holly Dunn, the bright-voiced singer and songwriter behind “Daddy Hands,” died on Tuesday following a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 59.

Dunn passed away at a hospice facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico, surrounded by family and close friends, a family friend told WSMV —the outlet that first reported the news.

Numerous country music stars have reacted to the news on social media, including Travis Tritt, The Oak Ridge Boys, Teri Clark, Chely Wright and more.

“I’m very saddened to hear of the passing of my formal WB label mate Holly Dunn. Gone way too soon. RIP,” Tritt wrote in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

Clark tweeted: “So sad to hear of yet another one of our artists gone too soon. Cancer sucks.”

She retired from music in 2003 to pursue a career in painting.

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