The country music world is in mourning today after it was revealed that Holly Dunn, who was known for a sting of hits in the 1980s, passed away early this morning. She was only 59 years-old.
“Back in March of this year, I was diagnosed with a rare, very aggressive form of ovarian cancer,” she said. “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.”
Born on Aug. 22, 1957, Dunn signed with MTM Records and released her self-titled album in 1986. Her hit songs included “Daddy’s Hands,” “Love Someone Like Me,” “Strangers Again” and “Are You Ever Gonna Love Me,” which reached No. 1 in 1989. She was able to score one more No. 1 single with “You Really Had Me Going,” but her career cooled in the 1990s and she retired from music in 2003. Afterwards, she moved to New Mexico to pursue her passion of art.
Rest in peace, Holly Dunn!