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    Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:14:18

    Canadian Country Singer Rita MacNeil Dead at 68 - She died of post-surgery complications

    Canadian country star Rita MacNeil has died at the age of 68. The singer died on Tuesday (April 16) due to post-surgery complications.

    An online posting confirmed her death. "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cape Breton's first lady of song, Rita MacNeil. Rita died last evening from complications following surgery, at the age of 68."

    She was prolific, recording 24 albums throughout her career.

    R.I.P., Rita.

    Are you familiar with her work? Will you check it out based on her passing? You should enjoy her legacy.

    —Maggie Pannacione
    04.17.13



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