Dolly Sang to her Former Duet Partner in His Last Hours

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dolly Parton says she sang and prayed with Porter Wagoner during his last hours.

Wagoner, her former duet partner, died last night in Nashville at age 80.

Parton said in a statement today that she was able to say goodbye to him properly.

Wagoner, who had lung cancer, performed on the Grand Ole Opry for 50 years.

Funeral services will be Thursday morning at the Grand Ole Opry House.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by debbi Location: tazewell,tn on Oct 30, 2007 at 05:49 AM
    We have lost a great singer and a performer.LOved to watch his shows,and here him sing. Sadly Missed.
  • by Michael Location: Saint Charles MO on Oct 29, 2007 at 05:43 PM
    Dolly, I had the pleasure of being at the Opry when you sang to Porter on the occasion of his 50th anniversary as an Opry member. It was a memorable and special event for us fans as well. You are a class act!

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