Loretta Lynn Mourns the Death of Her Grandson Jeffrey Allen Lynn at Age 47, Postpones Shows

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Loretta Lynn is mourning the loss of her grandson Jeffrey Allen Lynn at age 47. The news was posted on the country star's official Facebook page on Wednesday, June 8.

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"American music icon, Loretta Lynn is mourning the passing of her eldest grandson, Jeffrey Allen Lynn who died unexpectedly on Monday. Jeffrey was 47 and lived and worked on Loretta Lynn's ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee," the statement read. "Jeffrey was the eldest son of Jack Benny Lynn, Lynn's second child and eldest son who tragically drowned in 1984. Jeffrey Allen Lynn is survived by three children, Jory, Katie and Cody."

Lynn's team included a photo of Jeffrey as a teen smiling with a loved one.

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Due to the family tragedy, the legendary singer-songwriter, 84, has decided to postpone some of her upcoming shows.

"Loretta Lynn was scheduled to perform this Friday, June 10 in Miami, Oklahoma and Saturday, June 11 in Hinton, Oklahoma," the statement continued, "however those shows will be postponed to July 8 and November 12 so Loretta can be with her family."

Back in March, Lynn released her first studio album in 10 years, Full Circle. According to Billboard, it became her highest charting album ever on the Billboard 200 list.

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Lynn and her late husband, talent manager Oliver Lynn (he died in 1996), were also parents to Betty, 64, Ernest, 65, Clara, 64, and twins Peggy and Patsy, 51. The multi-Grammy winner, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988, often wrote about her family in her music.

"I've never written a song that my husband wasn't in. Every song I wrote, but he didn't know which line he was in," she penned in her 2002 book, Still Woman Enough: A Memoir. "I miss everything about him. There was no decision I ever made without talking it over with him. It's hard because who do you go to now?"

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