False reports claiming that Dolly Parton had passed away have resurfaced on social media.
These rumors gained traction following the recent death of Cynthia Weil, a songwriter who had occasionally collaborated with Parton.
Recently, we received a message from a concerned reader inquiring about Dolly Parton’s health status.
Over the years, numerous social media posts, YouTube videos, and obituaries have falsely proclaimed the iconic singer’s demise.
However, we can confirm that these rumors are completely unfounded. Dolly Parton is very much alive and well.
No credible evidence has been presented to substantiate the claims of her passing.
No reputable media outlet has reported her death or any official announcement on her social media accounts.
The resurgence of this rumor in June 2023 was triggered by the genuine news of Cynthia Weil’s passing on June 1 at 82.
Unfortunately, some individuals shared Parton’s name and photos alongside Weil’s, leading to confusion and misinterpretation.
In response to these rumors, Dolly Parton took to Twitter on June 4 to pay a heartfelt tribute to her late collaborator, further dispelling any doubts about her well-being.
This is not the first time false stories have exploited Dolly Parton’s image and identity.
In September 2022, a baseless rumor claimed that the singer was on life support.