Dolly Parton's Brother Randy Has Lost His Battle with Cancer

Lawrence Kim
January 23, 2021

ALL ACCESS extends condolences to DOLLY PARTON and her family on the loss of her brother and fellow musician, RANDY PARTON, who died at age 67 after a battle with cancer.

Randy Parton's daughter, Heidi, who is also part of the Dollywood entertainment dynasty, joined on the song.

Randy Parton died after a battle with cancer, his older sister shared on Facebook on Thursday morning (Jan. 21).

"The family and I are grieving his loss", she began.

In addition to being her brother, Randy Parton also played the guitar and bass for Dolly's band. Parton said her duet with him on Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle To You would "always be a highlight of my own career". All those births in relatively quick succession took a toll on his and Dolly's mother, but she still sang to them and encouraged a love of music.

It's a sad day for Dolly Parton.

Dolly Parton shares the microphone with brother Randy Parton in Roanoke Rapids, 2005.

Before this tribute to his little brother Randy, the country superstar distinguished himself by making a personal donation of $ 1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, located in Nashville, Tennessee, to create a structure in his name the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund.

His recording career included a 1982 cut of "Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)", which Randy Parton debuted two years before country band Alabama released a version that topped country charts.

Our thoughts are with Dolly and Randy's loved ones during this hard time. "Dolly told the Tennessean that she and the Parton family would always call him "Christmas" just for fun, leading the star to write" You Are My Christmas" to sing with him.

"Mama said, 'Hey, y'all wanted a walking, talking doll, that peed and did all that stuff? When I gave this money fundamentally for the Covid, I just wanted him to do something good and obviously it is!" "But we loved him". In that song, Randy was joined by his daughter, Heidi.

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