The 75-year-old country star Dolly Parton could in January reveal the sad news that she had lost her brother. At the time, she shared an emotional post on her official Facebook-profile.
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The country star’s brother turned 67 years old, and died as a result of cancer.
Now, however, the 75-year-old is in mourning again, after her uncle, Bill Owens, has passed away. She reveals this the blog sin. He turned 85 years old.
‘I have lost my dear uncle Bill Owens. I knew my heart would break when he died, and it did. I begin this text by saying that I would not have been here if he had not been there. He was there … in my young years to encourage me to keep playing my guitar, keep writing my songs, keep practicing singing, ”she begins the post.
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“Uncle Billy owes a lot”
The 75-year-old further writes that it was her uncle who took her to local shows, got her her first job and knocked on doors at music companies.
“It’s very difficult to say or know for sure what you owe someone for your success. But I can tell you for sure that I owe Uncle Billy a lot. “
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According to Parton, Owens has written over 800 songs over the years, including the song “Put it off until tomorrow”, for which Parton won his first prize in 1966. It was also awarded as the song of the year during the BMI Country Awards.
‘I bet many of our own relatives do not even know all the great things that Uncle Bill did behind the scenes throughout his life. But the greatest thing he ever did for me was to help me see my dreams come true, and for that I will be eternally grateful. I’m sure Uncle Bill’s friends, fans, wife Sandy, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will be with me when I say we will always love you. Rest in peace, Uncle Bill, ‘she concludes.
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As mentioned, the sad news comes just months after the country star lost his brother.
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“My brother Randy has lost the battle against cancer. I’m like the rest of the family in great grief, but we know he’s in a better place than us right now. We are a believing family, and we believe that he is safe with God and is met with open arms by other family members who have previously passed away “, was among what she wrote on Facebook.
According to Taste of Country Randy was the eighth of 12 children of parents Robert and Avie Lee. While Dolly Parton is probably the most recognizable name in the family, her career would probably have been different if her younger brother had not performed as a guitarist in her band.
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However, the two deaths come just a few years after Parton lost his older brother Floyd Estel Parton in 2018. He turned 61 years old.
During the private memorial service in Tennessee, Parton performed a song in honor of his deceased brother.
– Dolly and the whole family want to thank everyone for their kindness. Yesterday we put our sweet little brother to rest. We all sang his wonderful song “Rockin ‘Years” at the service to say goodbye to him. He lived a short life with love and beautiful songs, said a statement from his family People that time.
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