Dolly Parton 'Alive and Well' Despite Death Rumor
As the latest Dolly Parton rumor hopefully winds down, no one is quite sure where it came from. Which shows, of course, the dark side of the 'net and gossips.
David Dotson, president of the Dollywood Foundation in Tennessee, told FOXNews.com that the rumor that Parton died at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center is false and Parton is "alive and well."
As for the source of the rumor, Dotson says he has "no idea whatsoever."
Parton has been a victim of similar rumors in the past.
"There was something a couple of years ago — I think it started on the Web. Seems to be plenty of rumor-mongers out there," Dotson said.
Parton wrapped up the summer leg of her Backwoods Barbie concert tour on Aug. 17 with a performance at Dollywood. She will take a two-month break before resuming the tour in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 18.