What Was Loretta Lynn's Net Worth When She Died?

Classic country superstar Loretta Lynn died on October 3, 2022, at the age of 90, her family confirmed in a statement (via AP). No cause of death was provided. "Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills," Tennessee, the Lynn family statement read. Born to a family of limited financial means in Appalachia, Loretta Lynn built her more than six-decade career in the music business telling working class stories from a female perspective, as NBC News goes on to note. Perhaps her most well-known hit song, "Coal Miner's Daughter," was released in 1970.

A fictionalized account of her life, also called "Coal Miner's Daughter" and based on Lynn's autobiography starring Sissy Spacek in the lead role, came out in 1980, earning 11 Academy Award nominations and one win for Best Actress in a Leading Role (via IMDb). In 2004, Lynn enjoyed a late-career comeback of sorts with "Van Lear Rose," produced by Jack White of The White Stripes and released on Third Man Records, White's influential label (via AllMusic). With a career as long and as successful as Lynn had, her net worth was sizable when she died, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Lynn's net worth was $65 million

As Celebrity Net Worth notes, Celebrity Net Worth, Loretta Lynn's net worth when she died was $65 million. Much of that wealth came from her success in the music business, as well as film rights to "Coal Miner's Daughter" and book sales. In addition to her autobiography, she published several books including a cookbook. Lynn was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 (via Country Music Hall of Fame).

A mother of four when she began her music career, Lynn had six children with her husband, Oliver Vanetta "Doolittle" Lynn, whom she married when she was just 15 years old. Though their marriage was rocky, the couple stayed married until "Doolittle" Lynn died in 1996. Lynn also outlived two of her children. In her lifetime, Lynn remained close with country star Dolly Parton, and as news of Lynn's death spread, Parton's sister, Stella Parton (also a country singer) tweeted, "My heart is broken with the news of my sweet friend Loretta Lynn passing. I will remember all the sweet visits and laughs we shared. RIP sweet Angel."