Dolly Parton is sick and tired of reports of her demise - because every death story upsets her family.
The country star has been at the centre of a number of tragic stories this year (08) and she's beginning to get upset by the macabre media tales.
The most recent hit America's major TV news channels - while she was asleep at home.
Parton recalls, "I was at the lake house with my husband and it came across Fox News that I had died of a heart attack. My husband comes and wakes me up saying, 'Wake up! You're dead! You need to call some people to let them know its not so!'"
Parton insists she has no idea where the 'Dolly's dead' stories start, but she'd like the media to get their facts straight the next time.
She adds, "I think it's terrible that people would stoop so low that they'd scare people. They called my family back home - my brothers and sisters - and everybody was calling, some thinking it was true. There's some sick people out there and I ain't one of them."