Legendary singer Dolly Parton pays tribute to brother Randy who died, 68

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LEGENDARY Singer Dolly Parton Pays Tribute to Brother Randy Who Has Died at 68

In an emotional Facebook post, the 75-year-old “9 to 5” singer, wrote: “My brother Randy has lost his battle with cancer. The family and I are grieving his loss but we know he is in a better place than we are at this time. We are a family of faith and we believe that he is safe with God and that he is joined by members of the family that have gone on before and have welcomed him with joy and open arms.

“Randy was a great singer, writer, and entertainer. He sang, played guitar and bass in my band for many years. He headed his own show at Dollywood since it opened in 1986. He’s had several chart records of his own, but his duet with me on “Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You” will always be a highlight in my own career,” she continued.

““You Are My Christmas,” our duet on my latest Christmas album, joined with his daughter Heidi, will always be a favourite. It was his last musical recording and he shined on it just like he’s shining in heaven now.

“He is survived by his wife Deb, his daughter Heidi, son Sabyn, grandsons Huston and Trent. 

“We will always love him and he will always be in our hearts, 

“Dolly Parton and Family”

Notably, Randy Parton was the first person to record the song Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler) in 1982. Two years later the band Alabama recorded it in 1984 which was the group’s 12th straight No. 1 single.

Dolly Parton previously lost a brother, Larry, who passed away shortly after birth in 1955, and her brother Floyd, who passed away in 2018.

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