Country Music Legend, Kenny Rogers dies at 81. The family shared the news with the public some hours ago.
In a statement, the family wrote,
The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 PM at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.
In a career that spanned more than six decades, 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. Chart-topping hits like “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me,” and “Through the Years” are just a handful of Kenny Rogers’ songs that have inspired generations of artists and fans alike. Rogers, with twenty-four number-one hits, was a Country Music Hall of Fame member, six-time CMA Awards winner, three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015 and has been voted the “Favorite Singer of All Time” in a joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People.
The family is planning a small private service at this time out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency. They look forward to celebrating Kenny’s life publicly with his friends and fans at a later date.
Below is what country music lovers have to say about the singer;
Thank you, Kenny Rogers, for being a part of our lives for so long. Your songs are woven into the fabric of our memories, classics, that will live on in the musical heart of a world that will miss you so much. Rest in peace Gambler.
Kenny Rogers said in ‘Coward of the County’ “Promise me, son, not to do the things I’ve done Walk away from trouble if you can It won’t mean you’re weak if you turn the other cheek I hope you’re old enough to understand Son, you don’t have to fight to be a man” RIP Legend
Kenny Rogers might have started out in country music, but his masterful ability to tell stories in his song transcended across the music platform for generations.