Country music icon Kenny Rogers has died aged 81 - EpicNews

Country music legend Kenny Rogers has died on the age of 81, his household have confirmed.

The singer, most well-known for his track ‘The Gambler’ and Dolly Parton collaboration ‘Islands In The Stream’, handed away late final night time from pure causes.

“The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25PM at the age of 81,” the assertion started. “Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”

Rogers had quite a lot of hits throughout the 1970s and ’80s, together with ‘The Gambler’, ‘Lady’, ‘Through The Years’, ‘Lucille’ and extra. He’s a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, a three-time Grammy winner, and had 24 number-one songs throughout his near-60-year profession.

“His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world,” the assertion says, whereas a tweet from the Country Music Association stated Rogers had “forever left a mark on Country Music’s history.”
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The assertion went on to disclose that Rogers’ household are “planning a small private service” due to coronavirus considerations. An even bigger, public ceremony will comply with at a later date.

Rogers announced his retirement from music at the end of 2016, heading out on a farewell tour. The tour was then lower quick initially of 2018, with dates cancelled due to Rogers’ ill health.

“I didn’t want to take forever to retire,” Rogers stated on the time. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to say farewell to fans over the course of the past two years.”