Dolly Parton’s brother Randy Parton dies after lengthy cancer battle
Dolly Parton has revealed her brother Randy has died after a battle with cancer. Parton, 75, wrote on
Facebook: “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.’ The 9 to 5 singer continued: ‘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.’
Randy most recently performed in the My People, My Music show at Dollywood. ‘You Are My Christmas, our duet
on my latest Christmas album, joined with his daughter Heidi, will always be a favorite,’ Dolly went on.
It was his last musical recording and he shined on it just like he’s shining in heaven now.’ She finished off her
statement by writing: ‘We will always love him and he will always be in our hearts, Dolly Parton and Family.’
Randy is survived by his wife Deb, his daughter Heidi, son Sabyn, grandsons Huston and Trent.