Randy Parton, Country Singer and Dolly Parton’s Younger Brother, Dies at 67 After Cancer Battle

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Dolly Parton is mourning the death of her younger brother. On Thursday, the country icon announced on Facebook that her brother, Randy Parton, “lost his battle with cancer.” He was 67.

“The family and I are grieving his loss but we know he is in a better place than we are at this time,” she wrote. “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.”

Dolly, who just celebrated her 75th birthday on Tuesday, went on to describe her brother as “a great singer, writer, and entertainer.” In fact, she shared, Randy played both guitar and bass in her band “for many years.” Additionally, Randy headed his own show at Dollywood, the country singer’s Tennessee amusement park, since its opening in 1986.

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SOURCE: ET Online, Paige Gawley

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