Dolly Parton Issues Statement Regarding Her Brother’s Death

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Soon after news broke about her brother’s recent death, Dolly Parton released a statement from the family regarding the news.

Floyd Parton, younger brother of Dolly, passed away on December 6 at the age of 61. Floyd was involved in the music business, writing the 1991 No. 1 hit “Rockin’ Years,” a duet with Dolly and Ricky Van Shelton along with Floyd wrote the song “Rockin’ Years,” a 1991 No. 1 duet recorded by Dolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton and “Nickels and Dimes,” recorded by Dolly.

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Dolly took to Instagram to share a message from the Parton family.

“Dolly, and the entire Parton Family, wish to thank everyone for their kindness. Yesterday we laid our sweet baby brother to rest,” the statement read. “We all sang his lovely song, ‘Rocking Years,’ together as a family at the service to say goodbye to him. He lived a short life of love and beautiful songs.”

The statement went on to share information about donating to an activity center in Sevierville, Tennessee in memory of Floyd.

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“Friends, fans and family may make a donation in his honor to the My People Senior Activity Center in Sevierville, Tennessee. Thank you, The Parton Family.”

Our thoughts are will Dolly and her family at this time.