Randy Parton, a musician and youngest brother of nation singer Dolly Parton, has died after a battle with most cancers. He was 67.
Dolly introduced the information of her brother’s dying on her Fb web page on Thursday.
“My brother Randy has misplaced his battle with most cancers. The household and I are grieving his loss however we all know he’s in a greater place than we’re at the moment. We’re a household of religion and we consider that he’s secure with God and that he’s joined by family members which have gone on earlier than and have welcomed him with pleasure and open arms,” she wrote.
She continued: “Randy was a fantastic singer, author, and entertainer. He sang, performed guitar and bass in my band for a few years. He headed his personal present at Dollywood because it opened in 1986. He’s had a number of chart data of his personal, however his duet with me on ‘Outdated Flames Can’t Maintain A Candle To You’ will all the time be a spotlight in my very own profession.
“‘You Are My Christmas,’ our duet on my newest Christmas album, joined together with his daughter Heidi, will all the time be a favourite. It was his final musical recording and he shined on it identical to he’s shining in heaven now.”
Parton famous that Randy is survived by her, his spouse Deb, his daughter Heidi, son Sabyn in addition to grandsons Trent and Huston.
“We’ll all the time love him and he’ll all the time be in our hearts,” the assertion concludes.
Taste of Country studies that Randy was the eighth of 12 children born to Robert and Avie Lee.
Whereas Dolly is maybe essentially the most recognizable identify within the household, her profession would have been completely different with out her youthful brother actings because the guitarist in her band. As well as, the outlet studies that Randy had a handful of hits himself, together with “Hold Me Like You Never Had Me” and “Shot Full of Love,” which each hit the High 40 within the 1980s.
Later in his profession, Randy broke away from his well-known sister in an effort to carve out a reside venue area to carry out his songs. He opened The Randy Parton Theater in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Sadly, an absence of infrastructure and ticket gross sales led to Randy’s position within the undertaking ending after only one yr.
Parton introduced the information simply two days after celebrating her 75th birthday on Jan. 19.
Information of Randy’s passing comes only a few years after their different brother Floyd Estel Parton died in 2018.