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Dolly Parton helps dying Utah man LeGrand Gold cross one item off his bucket list

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A dying Dolly Parton superfan was able to cross an item off his bucket list when the country music legend called him last week – and serenaded him with one of her most iconic hits.

LeGrand “LG” Gold, who lives in Orem, Utah, but is originally from Parton’s home state of Tennessee, had been battling colon cancer for two years when he was diagnosed three weeks ago. the terrible news that it had spread and treatment was no longer available. works, KSLTV reported.

He has a few months to live and has entered palliative care.

A year ago, he scribbled “LG’s List of Living” – 10 things he wanted to do before he died – on a napkin.

Number 7 was “Meet Dolly Parton,” one of her favorite artists.

“I thought, ‘Well, that’s never going to happen,’” he told the station.

But a few days after his wife, Alice, shared LG’s wish list on social media, they received a phone call from a Tennessee area code. It was Parton.

LeGrand Gold had been battling colon cancer for two years when he received the devastating news three weeks ago that the cancer had spread and treatment was no longer working. YouTube/KSL News
A year ago, he scribbled “LG’s List of Living” 10 things he wanted to do before he died on a napkin, including “Meet Dolly Parton.” YouTube/KSL News

“Well, I’m just happy to know that I have a devoted fan,” the 77-year-old icon told Gold. “Hey LG, it’s Dolly P. I heard you’ve been a fan of mine for many years, and I just wanted to thank you for that.”

She told Gold she hoped the call would lift her spirits, which she said has always been her goal when making music.

“Just know that I will always love you,” Parton said before launching into her mega-hit, adding Gold’s name into the lyrics, according to the outlet.

When Gold received the call, he was at a loss for words as the living legend serenaded him with a song during the video call. YouTube/KSL News
Gold said he’s been a fan of Parton since he was little. P.A.

Gold was crushed.

“I feel like I’m immortal now,” he said.

Gold told KSLTV a week earlier that he has been a big fan of the 11-time Grammy winner since he was a child.

He said he and Alice raised their five children around Parton, taking field trips to her Dollywood theme park and reading books sent to them through Dolly’s Imagination Library — Parton’s free book giveaway program.

Gold, who lives in Orem, Utah, but is originally from Parton’s home state of Tennessee. Getty Images

“She doesn’t shy away from loving everyone,” Alice Gold told the outlet.

Other items on Gold’s list include attending a March Madness game, which the avid college basketball fan hasn’t had a chance to cross off yet.

Before speaking to Parton, Gold said his favorite item he checked off was a trip to Chicago to see Natalie Merchant in concert.

Alice Gold shared her husband’s wish to meet Parton on social media and the post went viral, ultimately reaching the country icon. He was so grateful that she took the time to reach out to him.

“It was really cool,” Gold said. “It made me feel good.”




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