In Memoriam: Porter Wagoner

Porter Wayne Wagoner, Dolly's longtime duet partner, producer, mentor and friend, died suddenly on Oct. 28, 2007, from lung cancer, two days after being moved to hospice and just over a week after being diagnosed with the disease. His last hours were spent with Dolly and his family. The Country Music Hall of Fame member, born Aug. 12, 1927, in West Plains, Mo., was 80 years old.

The complete Dollymania coverage of his final week and the week of remembrances of him is available in a special tribute here.

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