Laura Lynch has died in a car crash at the age of 65.
Laura Lynch, the founding member of the country band The Dixie Chicks, later renamed The Chicks, has passed away at the age of 65 in a car accident. Her cousin Mick Lynch confirmed the tragic news to TMZ, revealing that the collision occurred just after sunset outside of El Paso, TX, as she was driving from there to nearby Dell City along a highway.
In the early days of The Dixie Chicks, Laura served as the lead singer alongside Emily Strayer and Martie Maguire, contributing to several albums from 1990. However, in 1993, she chose to leave the band, with Natalie Maines taking her place, and Laura never explicitly discussed her reasons for departing.
The Dixie Chicks, renowned for hits like ‘Long Time Gone’ and ‘You Were Mine,’ expressed their shock and sadness at Laura’s passing in a statement. They paid tribute to her, recalling the special moments spent together, and acknowledged her significant role in the band’s early success. Laura’s talents, including her design skills and love for all things Texas, were credited for helping the group rise from street corner performances to stages across Texas and the mid-West
Laura Lynch is survived by her husband, Mac Tull, whom she married in 1997, and their daughter, Asia.