She Fought Bravely
After the announcement of her battle with cancer, singer-songwriter Lari White passed away at the age of 52.
Lari White first revealed her medical condition to her fans and vocal students in a letter she published on Artistworks.com in November 2017. Just this past weekend, her loved ones shared that she had entered hospice care.
Yvonne White, Lari White’s mother said:
“Last night Lari was admitted to a wonderful hospice facility here in Nashville where she has all the care she needs to make her comfortable for this part of the journey, and where she is completely surrounded by loving family.”This mother’s heart is broken tonight for the horrendous illness that attacked our amazing daughter so viciously and quickly. But tonight this mother’s heart is also filled with an abundance of love and comfort and peace that she has so much love surrounding her, and for the gentle, competent care of hospice”.
After suffering from a persistent upset stomach last summer, that’s the time when she noticed the change in her health. A cancer was revealed after an abnormal PAP smear. Since Lari White’s diagnosis, she battled pneumonia and a series of complications that have required emergency surgery. All of this happened while she was on chemotherapy treatment.
During the early 1990’s, Lari White achieve fame with her chart-topping songs which include “That’s My Baby”, “Now I Know”, and “That’s How You Know (When You’re in Love)”. After she made a name for herself, she devoted her career to touring and performing alongside her husband, Chuck Cannon. He was also a singer-songwriter, not only that, he was also teaching music, and homeschooling her two daughters and son. More recently, she began work on a new album and appeared in the 2010 movie Country Strong with Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw.
Sharing her memory, here’s a video of one of her hits. We extend our sympathy to her family and we pray for her. She was a talented artist, we have fond memories of her and she will be missed.