Dolly Parton mourns the death of longtime singing partner Kenny Rogers

The dying of Kenny Rogers has prompted an outpouring of enjoy for the balladeer, which include from his longtime singing lover Dolly Parton.

The region tunes icon, 74, took to Twitter Saturday morning to honor Rogers, sharing with lovers, “I know that we all know that Kenny is in a greater position than we are now and I’m really certain that he’s heading to be chatting to God sometime today… and he’s likely to be inquiring him to unfold some mild on a bunch of this darkness,” Parton claimed for the duration of her tribute. “I loved Kenny with all my coronary heart. My heart’s broken. A massive ol’ chunk of it has absent with him these days.”

Musicians Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in 1988.
Musicians Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in 1988.Ron Galella Selection via Getty

“God bless you Kenny, fly significant straight into the arms of God,” Parton said. “To the relaxation of you, hold the religion.”

Parton went on to caption the clip, “You hardly ever know how significantly you appreciate anyone right up until they are long gone. I’ve had so many great years and superb occasions with my close friend Kenny, but earlier mentioned all the audio and the results I loved him as a wonderful male and a genuine good friend.”

Rogers “passed away peacefully at residence from natural leads to underneath the treatment of hospice and surrounded by his family members,” a rep for the singer explained to Variety.

In deference to the COVID-19 unexpected emergency, the relatives is keeping a modest, personal assistance, nevertheless a public memorial will be held in the foreseeable future.