Holly Dunn Passes Away at Age 59

Holly Dunn Passes Away at Age 59

Nash Country Daily has learned this morning (Nov. 15) that singer/songwriter Holly Dunn has passed away at the age of 59.

According to wsmv.com, Holly passed away at a hospice facility in New Mexico, surrounded by family and friends.  The singer was battling a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer for which she was diagnosed in March 2016.

Holly Dunn, born Aug 22, 1957, was best known in the 80’s for her Top 10 hit, “Daddy’s Hands” and No. 1 hit “You Really Had Me Going.” She released ten albums, including Cornerstone, The Blue Rose of Texas, Life and Love and All the Stages, and charted nineteen songs.

But as her career started to slow down, Holly retired from music in 2003 to pursue another passion—painting. Following her diagnosis Holly found peace with her prognosis.

“Back in March of this year, I was diagnosed with a rare, very aggressive form of ovarian cancer,” Holly said in a statement. “If you read the statistics, it is very bleak. Good thing I don’t believe in statistics! I had surgery and now I am having chemo treatments. I have since grown more tumors and it is going to be more of a battle than I anticipated, but I have a huge faith in the healing power of God and the healing power within me that originates from my God. I look towards a future when I am completely healed and cancer free. I ask for prayers of strength and courage as this journey continues.

“My faith is my rock. But I also draw tremendous strength from my family and my family of friends who have gathered around me in total support,” she continued. “Being a Christian, I know that no matter how this chapter ends, I will be OK. Either upright walking on this earth or safe in my Savior’s arms.”

Holly Dunn passed away Nov. 15, 2016, at the age of 59.

Nash Country Daily offers their condolences to Holly’s family and friends at this time. May she Rest In Peace.


Photo courtesy Holly Dunn

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