Loretta Lynn Postpones Upcoming Shows Following Death of Her Grandson Jeffrey Allen

The country legend announced the heartbreaking news on Facebook Wednesday

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Loretta Lynn‘s grandson, Jeffrey Allen Lynn, has died. He was 47.

The country legend announced the heartbreaking news in a Facebook post titled “Loretta Mourns the Loss of Grandson” on her official page Wednesday.

“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.

Along with the message, the post featured a throwback photo of Lynn’s grandson.

“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,” the post continued.

Jack Benny, died at age 34 on July 22, 1984 following a drowning accident while horseback riding near Hurricane Mills.

The Facebook post concluded with the announcement that the 84-year-old mother of six has canceled her June shows to a later date.

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

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