Trisha Yearwood’s Mother Passes Away at 73

Our condolences this afternoon go out to Trisha Yearwood and her family on the news of the passing of her mother. Gwen Yearwood, who had published two cooking books with her daughter, passed away Saturday morning after a battle with cancer, the Washington Post is reporting. The statement given to the Associated Press says that both Trisha and her sister Beth were at their mother’s side when she passed away.

“The family is deeply appreciative of the care and concern they’ve received throughout this journey,” the statement said.

The family would like to ask for donations to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation in Gwen Yearwood’s name. The charity focuses on breast cancer research to try to find a cure for the disease.

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A 26 year-old Canadian girl currently living in England for a culinary career. Fell in love with country music and cooking at a young age, and looks for a way to do both.