Dolly Parton Releases Statement On The Passing Of Her “Sister” Loretta Lynn: “She Was A Wonderful Human Being, Had Millions Of Fans And I’m One Of Them”

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From one country queen to another.

The iconic country legend Loretta Lynn passed away earlier this morning at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

Her family confirmed she died peacefully in her sleep, and the tributes to one of the greatest musicians to ever do it have been pouring in.

But there’s one in particular that is extra special, and that would be the post from Mrs. Dolly Parton.

The two were very close friends for decades, as they both navigated the industry that is Nashville and country music, blazing their own paths and always encouraging each other to say what they want and be themselves along the way.

They’re both larger-than-life figures in the world of country music, and Dolly just released a statement sending her condolences and talking a little bit about how much Loretta meant to her.

She called her a “sister,” saying they’ve been that way since they both moved to Nashville decades ago:

“So sorry to hear about my sister, friend Loretta.

We’ve been like sisters all the years we’ve been in Nashville and she was a wonderful human being, wonderful talent, had millions of fans and I’m one of them. I miss her dearly was we all will.

May she rest in peace.”

I can only imagine how sad Dolly is today, much like the rest of us, as Loretta is someone Dolly often cited as an inspiration in her own career.

I imagine they bonded deeply over the fact that they both came from large, rural families deep in the Appalachian mountains, fighting their way tooth and nail to the top of the music world.

The fact that they’ve both remained there for so long is beyond impressive.

It just won’t ever be the same without Loretta, because they simply don’t make ’em like her anymore.

And in honor of these two and their long-standing friendship, check out their awesome medley singing some of Loretta’s biggest hits on Dolly’s show back in the late 80’s:

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