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Tammy Wynette dead at 55
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- She grew up picking cotton in Mississippi, worked as a beautician and sang for the people who, like her, knew about hardship and heartache.
Tammy Wynette, whose hits included the classic country ode "Stand by Your Man," died Monday at age 55 while napping at her Nashville home.
The cause of her death was believed to be a blood clot, spokeswoman Evelyn Shriver said. Wynette had had a series of health problems in recent years.
Billy Sherrill, who co-wrote "Stand By Your Man" with Wynette, signed her to Epic Records and produced her pivotal early hits. Other hits included "I Don't Wanna Play House," "Womanhood," "Take Me to Your World," "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad," and "The Ways to Love a Man."
The genius of "Stand By Your Man" was how Wynette's tearful voice undercut the lyrics, capturing the pain of a woman struggling to be true to a man who probably didn't deserve it.
Throughout Wynette's 25-year career, stormy marriages and hospital stays threatened to overshadow one of the most successful singing stories in country music history. In 1978, she was abducted at a Nashville shopping center, driven 80 miles in her luxury car, beaten and released by a masked assailant. No one was ever arrested, though Wynette later said the man apparently ended up in prison for another crime.
Wynette's personal life settled down that year when she married her fifth and final husband, George Richey.
She was hospitalized for various ailments dozens of times, and admitted in the late 1970s to being dependent on painkilling drugs. She had several operations in the last 10 years to relieve recurring inflammation and infections of her bile duct.
Wynette raised from the grave
NASHVILLE, Tenn., APRIL 14 - The body of country music star Tammy Wynette was removed from her tomb and autopsied Wednesday in an attempt to answer questions raised in the year since her death.
The steps were taken a week after three of Wynette's daughters filed a wrongful-death suit against her doctor and her husband-manager, George Richey, claiming they were responsible for her death at the age of 55.
Richey told a news conference he had requested the autopsy because of the allegations made against him in the suit.
``I'm profoundly saddened her children are willing to drag their mother's closely guarded private life into the public, leaving me no choice but to respond,'' he said.
``I'm saddened that out of frustration over financial matters, her daughters have been willing to work so hard to discredit their mother. ... I'm saddened that part of Tammy's legacy is this fiasco,'' he said.
Richey said his late wife, known as the ``first lady of country music,'' had not wanted to be autopsied or cremated. Her body was entombed at Woodlawn mausoleum in Nashville.
``Tammy was a woman who knew what she wanted in life and in death,'' he said.
Bruce Levy, Tennessee's chief medical examiner, said he had conducted the autopsy and would issue a report in four to six weeks.
One week ago, three of Wynette's daughters -- Georgette Smith, Jackie Daley and Tina Jones -- sued Richey and Wynette's doctor, Wallis Marsh of Pittsburgh, in Davidson County Circuit Court for $50 million in compensatory damages and an unspecified amount in punitive damages.
The suit alleged that Marsh was guilty of malpractice by giving the singer powerful narcotic drugs and Richey had ''improperly and inappropriately maintained her narcotic addiction, improperly administered narcotics to her and failed to see that she would receive necessary medical treatment.''
Officials earlier this year asked the coroner for an autopsy, but he refused, saying he did not have sufficient evidence to seek a court order for the removal of her body from the tomb. Richey's request, he said Wednesday, allowed him to proceed.
Wynette, who had long suffered from intestinal illness and other health problems, died April 6, 1998. At the time, her death was listed as due to natural causes, and Marsh said it had been caused by blood clots in her lungs.
Tammy Wynette's daughters settle $50 million lawsuit
Story filed: 09:05 Friday 19th April 2002
The daughters of Tammy Wynette have dropped legal action against a doctor over her death.
They had claimed Dr Wallis Marsh contributed to Wynette's death in 1998.
Lawyers for both sides say they have now agreed a secret out-of-court settlement.
A trial had been set for May 7.
The country star's four daughters were suing for $50 million, claiming Dr Marsh had mismanaged her case.
"Both parties are quite happy that it's over and done with," said Dr Marsh's lawyer Wilbur McCoy Otto.
She suffered for years with painful stomach ailments and was treated for addiction to painkillers.
Dr Marsh prescribed the painkiller Versed to the singer.
The daughters also sued the pharmacy Care Solutions of Nashville for delivering the painkiller and Wynette's last husband, George Richey, for helping to administer it.
The daughters - Tina Jones, Jackie Daly, Georgette Smith and Gwen Nicholas - previously removed Richey from the lawsuit .
He had asked that Wynette's body be exhumed for an autopsy to help clear up questions about her death.
In October, a federal judge also dismissed Care Solutions from the case.
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