- Country music singer Dolly Parton has paid tribute to her brother Randy Parton, who died of cancer
- The 67-yaer-old was a renowned singer and songwriter who had songs topping the charts in Alabama
- He has left behind a wife, two children and two grandsons
Country music singer Dolly Parton is mourning the loss of her younger brother Randy Parton, who succumbed to cancer.
The legendary singer released a statement on behalf of her family, celebrating her brother while also sharing the favourite moments she spent with him. The statement said:
‘’My brother Randy 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 had headed his own show at Dollywood since it opened in 1986. He has 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."
Dolly also mentioned that the duet song You Are My Christmas with her brother on her latest Christmas album that also featured Randy’s daughter Heidi will always be her favourite. She also said:
‘’It was his last musical recording and he shined on it just like he is shining in Heaven now.’’
The 67-year-old is survived by his wife Deb, daughter Heidi, son Sabyn and grandsons Huston and Trent.
While alive, Randy worked with various artists and was a renowned singer and songwriter who featured in his popular sister’s hit songs.
"We will always love him and he will always be in our hearts.
The Jolene hit song maker recently turned 75 years old and was featured on Briefly.co.za. Her new year wish was for everyone to be kind to one another.
The performer, who has lived a life full of accomplishments, most recently added to her humanitarian efforts by contributing to the development of a Covid-19 vaccine.
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