On Wednesday, country legend Dolly Parton paid tribute to songwriter Mac Davis after he passed away on Tuesday at the age of 78. Davis became critically ill after undergoing heart surgery and died the following day.
Parton posted condolences on her official Twitter account. She shared that her dear friend’s passing had broken her heart.
“Many hearts are broken today, including my own, with the death of one of my dearest friends, Mac Davis,” Parton wrote. “We lost one of the world’s greatest writers, singers, and entertainers.”
In addition, Parton shared her sympathies with Davis’ wife, children, and grandchildren.
“My love and sympathy goes out to Lisë, his precious wife, his children, and his grandchildren,” Parton continued. “Rest in peace, my friend. I will always love you, Dolly.”
Legendary Songwriter and Country Singer Mac Davis Dies
On Tuesday, Jim Morey, Mac Davis’ manager, confirmed the songwriter’s passing in a Facebook post.
“It’s with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Mac Davis,” the post read. “He was surrounded by the love of his life and wife of 38 years, Lise, and his sons Scott, Noah and Cody. Mac has been my client for over 40 years, and more importantly.. my best friend.”
“He was a music legend but his most important work was that as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend,” continued Morey. “I will miss laughing about our many adventures on the road and his insightful sense of humor. When there was a tough decision to be made he often told me ‘You decide.. I’m going to the golf course!'”
Additionally, his manager’s heartfelt post ended with a quote from one of his best friend’s songs.
“To quote from his song ‘I Believe in Music’… ‘I could just sit around making music all day long. As long as I’m making my music ain’t gonna do nobody no harm. And who knows maybe I’ll come up with a song.’ And he did…time after time,” Morey concluded.
[H/T The Boot]