Country legend Dolly Parton's 36-year-old niece Tever Parton was found dead on March 26th in Tennessee from a Drug overdose. Parton's niece according to reports from Radar Online had been struggling unsuccessfully with a severe drug addiction. Tever Parton's obit stated that the young woman's funeral was held on March 30th but was a private affair.

Dolly Parton excluded from niece's obituary

RO also reveals that Aunt Dolly Parton, 71, was unable to attend her niece's memorial service according to the site's source because she was "too sick to travel." Oddly enough Dolly's name was excluded from Tever's obituary.

The site reports that Tever Parton led a very hard life due to drug addiction.

Country singer paid $25,000 for rehab in hopes of saving niece

The insider reveals that Tever lost numerous jobs in the past, but had recently begun her latest attempt to get her life on the right track and was even attempting to get a counseling degree. Throughout the years Tever was well known for her troubles with drugs, using crack, cocaine, and Oxycontin. Sadly, in 2006 Tever's addiction pushed her as far as assaulting her then-boyfriend's mother, who was battling cancer in an attempt to get money for drugs. Dolly Parton previously attempted to help her niece, paying $25,000 for an unsuccessful rehab stay.

Dolly Parton most recently made celebrity news headlines in mid-March after the "Jolene" hitmaker was spotted out publicly, shocking fans with what appeared to be an overly-botoxed facial procedure giving her a frozen face appearance, much resembling someone who may have suffered a stroke.

Throughout the years Parton has never made a secret of her love of plastic surgery. In a 2003 episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Winfrey asked what kind of cosmetic surgery Parton had undergone. Parton replied that cosmetic surgery was imperative in keeping with her famous image. Parton has repeatedly joked about her physical image and surgeries, saying, "It takes a lot of money to look this cheap."

Parton also openly admitted that "If I see something sagging, bagging or dragging, I'll get it nipped, tucked or sucked."

What do you think about Dolly Parton's honest approach to cosmetic surgery?

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