Country music legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81
May he rest in peace.
Country music legend Kenny Rogers, a Grammy award winner whose career spanned six decades, has died at the age of 81.
"Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family," his family said in a statement late on Saturday night.
“Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music.
“His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world."
The family said they were planning a small, private ceremony due to concerns over the Covid-19 outbreak.
A public memorial is planned at a later date to celebrate his life.
Rogers was best known for his songs 'The Gambler,' 'Lucille' and 'Coward Of The County'. He also won three Grammy awards and topped the charts in the US in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Country Music Association paid tribute to Rogers saying he had “forever left a mark on country music’s history”.
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