Rita MacNeil died Tuesday at age 68 after a long and storied musical career.

The singer passed away due to complications from surgery, according to a statement published on her website.

The Canadian musical icon won three Junos and recorded well over 20 albums.

You can see photos from her storied career in the slideshow below.

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  • Canadian music icons Stompin' Tom Connors, right, and Rita MacNeil chat prior to the 20th Annual SOCAN Awards gala in Toronto Monday, November 23, 2009. MacNeil, a singer-songwriter from small-town Canada whose powerful voice explored genres from country, to folk, to gospel, died Tuesday night following complications from surgery. She was 68.

  • Rita MacNeil sings the national anthems before a World Series game between the Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies in Toronto, Oct.17,1993. MacNeil, a singer-songwriter from small-town Canada whose powerful voice explored genres from country, to folk, to gospel, died Tuesday night following complications from surgery. She was 68.

  • Michael Ignatieff and Rodger Cuzner with Rita MacNeil in her Tea Room, Big Pond, Nova Scotia. Photo taken by Sarah McMaster.

  • Rita MacNeil speaks after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the East Coast Music Awards Sunday Feb. 20, 2005 in Sydney N.S.

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    In a Feb. 20, 2005 photo, Rita MacNeil speaks after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the East Coast Music Awards in Sydney, Canada. MacNeil, a singer-songwriter from small-town Canada whose powerful voice explored genres from country, to folk, to gospel, died Tuesday night, April 16, 2013 following complications from surgery. She was 68.

  • In a Feb. 20, 2005 photo, Rita MacNeil holds her East Coast Music Association (ECMA) lifetime achievement award in Sydney, Canada. MacNeil, a singer-songwriter from small-town Canada whose powerful voice explored genres from country, to folk, to gospel, died Tuesday night, April 16, 2013 following complications from surgery. She was 68.

  • Canadian singer Rita MacNeil in Toronto to promote a new album. Photo taken at the Sutton Hotel. May 7, 2004.

  • Canadian singer Rita MacNeil in Toronto to promote a new album. Photo taken at the Sutton Hotel. May 7, 2004.

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