Dolly Parton on Burt Reynolds' Death: 'You Will Always Be My Favorite Sheriff'

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Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton photographed on July 15, 1982.

Dolly Parton is the latest among celebrities and fans alike to mourn the loss of her good friend, Burt Reynolds.   

The country singer took to Twitter to post a sweet photo on set with her The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas co-star, who died of a heart attack on Thursday (Sept. 6) at age 82. In the 1982 Golden Globe-nominated film, Reynolds played a sheriff in Gilbert, Texas, and Parton played a brothel owner. The two characters soon slipped into an unlikely romance.

"Oh how sad I am today along with Burt's millions of fans around the world as we mourn one of our favorite leading men," she wrote. "I know we will always remember his funny laugh, that mischievous sparkle in his eyes, and his quirky sense of humor. You will always be my favorite sheriff, rest in peace my little buddy and I will always love you, Dolly."

See the post below.


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