Dolly Parton says she hopes to not stay so long as Betty White: ‘I simply hope I’m going out at my peak’

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Dolly Parton is among the many heaps of Betty White followers on the market however hopes she differs from the comedy icon in a serious manner.

White died on the age of 99 on Dec. 31, 2021, in her house, a number of days after struggling a stroke and simply weeks earlier than turning 100. 

Within the weeks since her passing, many celebrities have spoken out about their adoration for the late star, together with Parton.

“I met her a time or two. I just knew of her work, and I just loved her. I just thought she was great,” Parton not too long ago informed Access. “And I hope to be like that. I hope to be able to, if I live that long, I hope to be able to be active and productive, and I will, you know, be trying if I live that long.”

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Dolly Parton revealed that she hopes not to live as long as Betty White, who lived to be nearly 100.

Dolly Parton revealed that she hopes to not stay so long as Betty White, who lived to be practically 100.
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The 76-year-old nation star added, nonetheless, that she is not too eager on making it to 99 as White did.

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“I hope I don’t live that long, to be honest,” she famous. “I just hope I go out at my peak whenever that peak might be and then just fall out like that.”

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The “Jolene” singer concluded: “But don’t we all wish for that?”

Instead, Parton said she hopes to

As a substitute, Parton mentioned she hopes to “go out at my peak whenever that peak might be.”
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Parton additionally spoke out concerning the “Golden Girls” actress’ loss of life on New Yr’s Day, taking to Twitter to specific her condolences.

“While watching the news last night I learned of Betty White’s passing,” she wrote. “Betty will live forever not only in this world but the world here after.”

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In a cheeky nod to her hit “I Will Always Love You,” Parton included: “I will always love her as we all will!”

White said in 2010 that Parton's

White mentioned in 2010 that Parton’s “9 to 5” was her favourite nation music.
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Again in 2010, White informed The Boot that her favourite nation music was “9 to 5,” Parton’s hit theme music for the movie of the identical title.

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“I like Dolly’s whole approach to life with ongoing and uplifting songs,” she mentioned on the time. “I never met Dolly, but everything I ever heard about her — she was a great gal to know, and you could kind of get it in her music and her voice and her approach to lyrics.”

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