Dolly Parton is mourning the loss of her brother Randy in a heartbreaking Facebook post. The singer and songwriter, who celebrated her 75th birthday on January 19, penned a message to her fans where she wrote about the passing of her beloved family member in a message seen here.
In a lengthy share, Dolly left some heartfelt comments about her younger sibling, who died of cancer.
Dolly revealed that she and her clan are grieving Randy's loss but they know he is in a better place than they are at this time. She added that the Parton's are a "family of faith" and they believe Randy is safe with God, joined by members of the family that had gone on before and welcoming him with "joy and open arms."
The country superstar said that her brother was a great singer, writer, and entertainer, telling her six million followers that Randy also played guitar and bass in her band for many years.
Randy Parton was the eighth of 12 kids born to Robert and Avie Lee and the second of her siblings to die in recent years. Floyd Parton passed in 2018 according to Taste of Country.
Dolly wrote that those who were able to visit Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, saw Randy as the headliner of his own show since the theme park opened 35 years ago in 1986.
While several of Randy's records made the charts, Dolly's favorite was their duet on the song "Old Flames Can't Hold A Candle To You."
The siblings last performed together on the song "You Are My Christmas," alongside his daughter Heidi. It was his last musical recording and appeared on her latest album A Holly Dolly Christmas. She said she wrote the song about growing up with her siblings and reflected on the Christmas Randy was born, calling him the clan's "Christmas baby" in an interview seen here.
Dolly said Randy is survived by his wife Deb, Heidi, son Sabyn, and his grandsons Huston and Trent. She ended her tribute by saying he would always be in their hearts.
Fans of the beloved entertainer shared their own remarks regarding the passing of her younger sibling.
"Prayers for comfort and peace to you and your clan. Join in singing those songs of praise loud and strong for him," wrote one fan.
"Deepest condolences on the loss of your brother. I heard Randy perform in the 90s at Dollywood and also got to meet him. He was very entertaining and kind," claimed a second follower.
"I have loved you since I was young and read everything about you. I used to be able to recite every name of your brothers and sisters. I am so sorry," penned a third Facebook follower.