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Country star Jody Miller dies aged 80 after suffering complications linked to Parkinson’s

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Country star Jody Miller has died aged 80 after suffering complications linked to Parkinson’s disease. The Grammy-winning ‘Queen of the House’ singer passed away in her hometown of Blanchard, Oklahoma on Thursday (06.

10. 22) seven years after being diagnosed with the disease, according to The Oklahoman news outlet. It’s said the singer, hailed as a pioneer for fellow female performers, was surrounded by loved ones on her deathbed.

She said about her career: “I started out as a folk singer. . . and what got me into country music, actually, was that Grammy. ” Jody received a Grammy for her 1965 song ‘Queen of the House’, which reached No5 on the country chart and 12th on the Billboard Hot 100.

She had more than 24 songs on the country charts, made gospel records later in her life and was inducted into The Country Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame.

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