NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Don Warden, the longtime manager of Dolly Parton who met the young country singer when she joined "The Porter Wagoner Show," has died. He was 87.
Kirt Webster, spokesman for Parton, confirmed Monday that Warden died on Saturday.
Parton said in a statement posted on her website Monday that Warden was "like a father, a brother, a partner and one of my best friends." She called him "Mr. Everything."