Randy Parton Loses Fight to Cancer, "He is in a Better Place" Says Sister Dolly

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Country singer-songwriter Randy Parton died on January 21 at the age of 67. Dolly Parton posted on Facebook that her brother lost his battle with cancer.

Randy Parton Family Grieves His Loss

Randy Parton is the eighth of the Parton siblings. Two of the Parton brothers passed away over the years. Randy is survived by wife Deb Parton, children Heidi and Sabyn, and grandchildren Huston and Trent,  Today reported.

In a Facebook post shared by his sister, Dolly shared how their family is "a family of faith." The Parton family grieves the loss of Randy but believes "he is in a better place, safe with God and members of the family that welcomed him with open arms," Dolly shared on social media.

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Randy Parton Music Career

Randy followed in his big sister's footsteps and pursued a career in the music and entertainment industry. He was part of Dolly's band for years, was a regular at Dollywood, and also went on to record his own albums "America, From Where I Stand" and "There Was A Dream."

Randy had several charted singles, including "Roll on (18 Wheeler)," which became a No. 1 for the Alabama group. Randy also performed and produced in his theater in North Carolina back in 2007.

Dolly honored her brother's music career as a great singer, songwriter, and entertainer. She further said that her career highlights were their duet as siblings on "Old Flames Can't Hold A Candle To You."

The siblings recently recorded a track for Dolly's 2020 Christmas album. The way "You Are My Christmas" was a collaboration with Dolly, Randy, and his daughter, Heidi. She said she was proud of having the father-and-daughter on the same record.

Dolly fondly calls the track "an always favorite," adding that her brother shined on his last musical recording "like he is shining now in heaven."

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Dolly Parton Shares Fond Memories with her Brother

"We will always love Randy, and he will always be in our hearts," Dolly said in the Facebook post. Dolly recalled that her brother was born in a festive season. "He was our Christmas baby," said the sister fondly of her brother.

Back when the Parton siblings were kids, the older children looked up catalog advertisements of a walking, talking doll. The siblings wanted a doll just like that, and Randy was born on December 15th.

Dolly recalled that their mother, Avie Lee told the children that now they have a real walking and talking doll of their own, WBIR revealed. Plus, "he cries real tears and would pee real pee," Avie Lee fondly told her children.

Dolly turned 75 years old on January 19. She shared a message of kindness on her birthday. Further, it was announced that there would be no public service due to the current pandemic.

Friends, family, colleagues, and loved ones of Randy Parton are instead encouraged to donate to Imagination Library in honor of the Parton patriarch, Robert Lee Parton.

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