Dolly Parton is honoring her longtime manager, Don Warden. Warden passed away on March 11th at the age of 87. In a tribute posted to Twitter, Parton said, "A huge piece of my life is gone. Rest in peace Don and know for sure that I will always love you." On her website, Parton added that Warden was "like a father, a brother, a partner and one of my best friends." The two met when Parton joined "The Porter Wagoner Show" in 1967.
A huge piece of my life is gone. Rest in peace Don and know for sure that I will always love you. https://t.co/FrtL0jiUYw— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 13, 2017
Warden became her manager when they both left the show in 1974.
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