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Dolly Parton: US singer mourns brother Randy

One of Dolly Parton's brothers lost his battle with cancer. She will "always love" him, explains the singer.

US country legend Dolly Parton, 75, mourns one of her brothers. "My brother Randy lost his battle with cancer," writes the singer on Facebook.

Dolly Parton's brother has died

The family mourn his death, Parton continues. But she also knows "that he is in a better place than we are at this time". Parton and her family are very religious - and they are sure that Randy Parton (1953-2021) will be with God and will be received "with joy and open arms" by previous family members.

A duet with her brother is one of her highlights

Randy was, among other things, a great singer and entertainer who accompanied her for years on the microphone, guitar and bass of her band. He also had his own records in the charts and, since the opening of the Dollywood theme park in 1986, his own show there. For her, her duet with her brother on "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle To You" is one of the highlights of her own career.

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Parton had just celebrated a special anniversary. The Tennessee-born singer turned 75 on January 19. She is one of twelve children. However, her brother Larry died shortly after he was born in 1955, and another brother, Floyd, died in 2018. Randy Parton leaves behind his wife Deb, daughter Heidi, son Sabyn, and grandsons Huston and Trent. "We will always love him and he will always be in our hearts," Dolly Parton concludes on behalf of her family.