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Dolly Parton Shares Her Heartbreak over Charley Pride's Death from Complications of COVID-19

Junie Sihlangu
Dec 14, 2020
08:30 A.M.
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Charley Pride recently passed away at the age of 86. His death was met with an outpouring of tributes from fellow country musician’s including the singer and actress Dolly Parton.


Charley Pride sadly died on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from novel coronavirus disease complications. His sudden death was mourned by fellow singers and fans alike.

Dolly Parton was one of the many country stars who took to social media to pay tribute to the late singer. Taking to Twitter, the singer shared her shock and sadness after finding out about Pride’s death.

Dolly Parton in a photo uploaded on January 01, 1988 | Photo: Kevin Winter/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Dolly Parton in a photo uploaded on January 01, 1988 | Photo: Kevin Winter/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images


Parton began her post by revealing the type of relationship she’d had the pleasure of having with the legendary musician. She also confessed how the news of his death had affected her, writing:

“I’m so heartbroken that one of my dearest and oldest friends, Charley Pride, has passed away.”


The singer shared how her heartbreak was made worse by the fact that the late star had passed away from the COVID-19 pandemic. Parton showed her disdain for the virus, writing:

“What a horrible, horrible virus. Charley, we will always love you.”


In the second part of her post, the singer wished for Pride to rest peacefully and shared her condolences with his family and fans. In 2006, Parton and Pride worked together on the duet “God’s Coloring Book.”

“CNN” reported that Parton saved one of her costars and if the singer hadn’t acted, the actress might’ve gotten hurt.

The late star’s death came just after the news broke about Parton’s heroic act. The singer currently stars in the new Netflix holiday movie, "Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square."


“CNN” reported that she saved one of her costars and if the singer hadn’t acted, the actress might’ve gotten hurt. The star allegedly saved Talia Hill, 9, by pulling her away just in time from the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Hill confirmed the news by revealing that the incident happened on set. The young actress explained that she was at the hot chocolate station when it was announced that they should go back to work.


While the child walked back, a car was also approaching and Parton luckily saw it. According to Hill, her co-star and savior told her she was an angel in reference to her role in the Christmas movie.

She hugged the little girl, who was in shock, and rubbed her to shake off any trauma. Parton also acknowledged that she’d saved the child and Hill’s mother also witnessed the incident.

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