Dolly Parton is one of the first celebrities to express sadness or pay tribute to someone when they pass away. Dolly did just that on her Twitter yesterday after learning of the death of actor Treat Williams, who died in a motorcycle accident at 71. Parton knew Williams from when he played a lead role in her Netflix movie Christmas On The Square, which premiered in 2020.

Dolly posted to her Twitter last night (6/13), “I was very sad to hear that Treat Williams had passed away. I’ve always been a fan and had the wonderful opportunity of working with him in ‘Christmas On The Square’ a few years back. I’ve never known a kinder, sweeter, more talented person in my life.”

She closed with, “I just wanted to send my condolences to his family and just to know that we’ll always remember the great body of work that he left behind.”

See that post here.

Williams played in countless movies and TV shows over his long career, including Blue Bloods, CSI, and Hawaii Five-O.

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Parton recently revealed to ET Canada that she and Lainey Wilson would release a duet in honor of The Judds. Dolly said when asked about it, “With Lainey Wilson…. I just did with her; we’ve got a song we did for The Judds. They’re doing an album for The Judds for mental illness and some of the problems that [Naomi Judd] had.”

She added, “So they’re doing a whole album of the songs, and I got to do ‘Mama He’s Crazy’ with Lainey. I don’t even know her. So, I’m going to get a chance to visit.”

Parton presented Wilson with the ACM’s Female Artist award in May (5/11). When she took the stage to accept the honor, Wilson said, “I can’t believe I just met Dolly Parton first of all, whoa!” She said, “And ladies in this category, thank you so much. I am up here because of you all. Because of people like Dolly Parton paving the way. And I tell you what, everybody in this category didn’t just wind up there by happenstance; they have worked their fingers to the bone; they have put blood, sweat, tears, and years into this.”

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