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Dolly Parton's brother Randy, dies at 67: 'he will always be in our hearts'

Dolly Parton’s brother Randy, dies at 67: ‘he will always be in our hearts’

Randy Barton, musician and younger brother of country singer Dolly PartonHe died after a battle with cancer. He was 67 years old.

Dolly announced the death of her brother on her Facebook page, Thursday.

“My brother Randy lost his battle with cancer. My family and I mourn his loss but we know that he is in a better place than we are at this time. We are a faithful family and we believe that he is safe with God. He has been joined by family members who came before him and welcomed him with joy and with open arms. “, I wrote.

“Randy was an amazing singer, writer, and artist. He sang, played guitar and bass in my teams for many years. He headed his own show in Dollywood since it opened in 1986. He’s had many of his chart recordings, but he duet with me on Old Flames Can ‘” t Hold A Candle To You will always be a highlight of my career.

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“You Are My Christmas,” our newest Christmas album, joined by daughter Heidi, will always be a favorite. This was his last music recording and he just starred on it as if he’s shining in Heaven now. “

Barton noted that Randy survived her and his wife Depp and daughter Heidi and son Sabine as well as his grandchildren Trent and Houston.

The statement concluded by saying: “We will always love him and he will always be in our hearts.”

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Taste of country Reports indicate that Randy was the eighth of 12 children born to Robert and Avi Lee.

While Dolly is perhaps the most recognizable name in the family, her career would have been different without her younger brother playing the guitarist in her band. Additionally, the newspaper reports that Randy has taken a number of blows himself, including “Hold me like you didn’t come to me” and “A shot full of love” Which hit both of them in the top 40 in the 1980s.

Dolly Parton shares the microphone with her brother Randy Parton in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina in 2005.
(AP Photo / Daily Herald, Todd Wetherington, file)

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Later in his career, Randy separated from his famous sister in an attempt to create a live venue to perform his songs. The Randy Barton Theater in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina opened Unfortunately, a lack of infrastructure and ticket sales meant Randy’s role in the project ended after only one year.

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Barton announced the news just two days later Celebrating her seventy-fifth birthday In January. 19.

News of Randy’s death comes a few years after the death of their other brother Floyd Estelle Barton He passed away in 2018.