Country singer Randy Parton died at the age of 67. That‘s what his sister and country singer Dolly Parton announced on Facebook on Thursday. He died of cancer.
“ My brother Randy has lost his fight against cancer. The whole family mourns his loss, but we know he’s in a better place,” the 75-year-old Dolly begins her story. “We are a family of faith and we believe that he is safe with God and that he is now with relatives to whom we have had to say goodbye before.”
Dolly writes that Randy was a great singer, writer and entertainer. He became famous for the song Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler) and he played guitar and bass guitar in his sister‘s band. “But his duet with me in Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You will always be a highlight in my own career.”
Randy leaves his wife Deb, his daughter Heidi, son Sabyn and grandsons Huston and Trent. “We will always love him and he will always be in our hearts.”