Dolly Parton is honoring her longtime manager, Don Warden. Warden passed away on March 11th at the age of 87. In a tribute posted to Twitter, Parton said, "A huge piece of my life is gone. Rest in peace Don and know for sure that I will always love you." On her website, Parton added that Warden was "like a father, a brother, a partner and one of my best friends." The two met when Parton joined "The Porter Wagoner Show" in 1967.
Warden became her manager when they both left the show in 1974.