The death of Randy was announced my Dolly Parton through her Facebook handle.
She recalled that her brother was a great singer, writer, and entertainer, who sang, played guitar and bass in my band for many years.
She said Randy is survived by his wife, two children and two grandchildren
In 2018 as well, Dolly’s brother, Floyd, died from a mystery illness after he was hospitalized just weeks before his 61st birthday.
Sadly, Dolly just celebrated her 75th Birthday two days ago, Tuesday 19th January, 2021, where she shared her wishes and hopes for the coming year with her fans worldwide.
Dolly first remembered the pandemic as it’s her turn to celebrate birthday in it.
She wrote: “Well, another year has rolled around and what a year it has been. Like everyone else, it is now my turn for a COVID-covered birthday.”
“So what do you do? What do you want? Should you even celebrate?” she asked.
“I am choosing the quiet path so I can stay close to the ones I love to count my blessings and think hard about what this new year will bring.”
The country Queen then shared her hopes in honor of her birthday, saying: “However, I do have a birthday wish that I want to share with you. My wish is that everyone does something a little different today.
“Let’s call it a call for kindness. If you want to donate to your favorite cause, then donate. If you want to give an old friend a call during these lonely times, give them a call.”
She urged: “If you can safely volunteer, then raise your hand to do so. If you decide that today is the day you get a dog, then run down to the shelter and find your new buddy. The choices are limitless.”
Then, Dolly preached love at her birthday, she said: “So today, January 19th, let’s get to unearthing love. Love is more contagious than a virus so let your best self shine in a glorious light and others will be inspired by you.”
Dolly has been very generous in her life with donations to charitable organizations and her Foundation, Dollywood Foundation, has helped in reducing the rates of high school dropout.
She was also a voice in the Black Lives Matter movement and donated $1million to Moderna for their Covid-19 vaccine.
She has a successful 65-year career in music and entertainment, and she’s not slowing down yet.
My brother Randy has lost his battle with cancer. The family and I are grieving his loss but we know he is in a better…