Cast Away actress dies

Grammy-winning country artist LARI WHITE passed away yesterday at the age of 52.  She revealed back in September that she'd been diagnosed with advanced peritoneal cancer.  It's rare and deadly.

Lari started out in the gospel group The White Family Singers.  She went solo and moved to Music City in 1988, and soon after took first place on the Nashville Network's talent competition, "You Can Be A Star"

Her song "Now I Know" made it to Number Five on the Country Chart back in 1994.  Her other hits included "That's My Baby" and "That's How You Know".

She also did some acting.  Her biggest role turned out to be a performance with Tom Hanks at the end of "Cast Away".

Lari is survived by her husband, songwriter Chuck Cannon, and three children.  A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family.