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Garth Brooks’ musician sister dies

Garth Brooks’ musician sister dies

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Garth Brooks is mourning the loss of his sister, who died in Oklahoma on Saturday.

Betsy Smittle played bass in her little brother’s band and released a solo album, titled Rough Around the Edges, in 1994.

A gay rights advocate, Smittle was 60 when she passed away.

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