“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.
Plenty of the singer’s buddies, collaborators and fellow artists have taken to social media to pay tribute.
Dolly Parton paid an emotional tribute, saying: “My heart’s broken, and a big old chunk of it has gone with him today.”
“I couldn’t believe it this morning when I got up, turned on the TV, checking to see what the coronavirus was doing, and they told me that my friend and singing partner Kenny Rogers had passed away,” Parton stated in a video message posted on social media.
“I know that we all know that Kenny is in a better place than we are today, and I’m pretty sure he’s going to be talking to God some time today if he ain’t already. He’s going to be asking him to spread some light on much of this darkness going on here.”
You by no means know the way a lot you like any individual till they’re gone. I’ve had so many fantastic years and fantastic instances with my good friend Kenny, however above all of the music and the success I beloved him as an exquisite man and a real good friend. pic.twitter.com/hIQLIvt8pr
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 21, 2020
“THANK YOU KENNY ROGERS,” Keith Urban tweeted. “For decades of genre bending music and collaborations – for making music that travelled the globe .. and songs that became common threads for people from all walks of life !! GO REST HIGH BROTHER. With love and deep appreciation.”
THANK YOU KENNY ROGERS-
for many years of style bending music and collaborations – for making music that travelled the globe .. and songs that grew to become frequent threads for individuals from all walks of life !! GO REST HIGH BROTHER. With love and deep appreciation . KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 21, 2020
Bryan Adams tweeted: “RIP @_KennyRogers Thanks for all the music and doing the best version of “when you love someone”, (and in fact “the gambler” which is likely one of the finest songs ever). Peace #KennyRogers”
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) March 21, 2020
Glastonbury organiser shared a video of Rogers performing on the pageant in 2013, accompanied by the caption: “Farewell dear Kenny.”
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Travis Tritt carried out a music in honour of Rogers. “Just my small way of remembering @_KennyRogers,” he tweeted. “This is a song that Kenny wrote with Waylon Jennings (another musical hero) in mind.”
Just my small approach of remembering @_KennyRogers. This is a music that Kenny wrote with Waylon Jennings (one other musical hero) in thoughts. #RIPKennyRogers #RIPLegend #RIPLegend pic.twitter.com/zEjHHLiWKA
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) March 21, 2020
See different tributes to Rogers under:
The Gambler, Kenny Rogers handed away yesterday on the age of 81.
And right here’s that point he went face to face on the court docket with Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Larry Bird, and so on.
And Chick Hearn on the decision.
Rest, Gambler…❤️🌎🏀 pic.twitter.com/SsNkatPbeG
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) March 21, 2020
Deepest condolences to all those that knew & beloved #KennyRogers and particularly our good friend Tower as he goes by way of a troublesome time in the present day 🙏🏻
— Bret Michaels (@bretmichaels) March 21, 2020
I by no means even met @_KennyRogers however his passing breaks my coronary heart. His music is a big a part of the soundtrack of my life. Heaven simply bought one of many biggest musicians and singers this planet ever heard. Rest straightforward and thanks for sharing your reward with us @_KennyRogers pic.twitter.com/VU5kuOxADU
— Brandy Clark (@TheBrandyClark) March 21, 2020
Today nation music misplaced a legend. I had the distinction of singing with @_KennyRogers on the 2013 CMA’s. Just watch all people singing alongside within the viewers. What pleasure he delivered to the world. pic.twitter.com/J9lFOsbVfy
— Jennifer Nettles (@JenniferNettles) March 21, 2020
I had the massive honor of manufacturing songs with this American Giant. He was variety, humorous and one of many biggest conveyers of a lyric within the historical past of music. The world will miss you eternally. Thank you for the a long time of unimaginable music! You outline a era. #RIPKennyRogers pic.twitter.com/zoi699yeFx
— John Rich (@johnrich) March 21, 2020
I used to be on an episode of Reno 911! the place I performed a crazed stalker who shoots Kenny Rogers. The solid beloved him, he instructed nice tales, and was a pleasure to be round. And “The Gambler” is a very nice music. #RIPKennyRogers
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 21, 2020
Asleep … when Mary yells “Oh Joseph … Kenny Rogers died”
— Joe Bonsall (@joebonsall) March 21, 2020
Oh No!! One of my favorites Kenny Rogers handed away. Kenny Rogers was important listening rising up within the 80’s. “The Gambler” & “Love Will Turn You Around” from the film SIX PACK. 🙌
— ChadLindberg (@ChadLindberg) March 21, 2020
— Scotty Nguyen (@TheScottyNguyen) March 21, 2020
RIP Kenny Rogers. Worked with him a few instances and appreciated him quite a bit. As jovial and pleasant as you’d think about.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) March 21, 2020
— James Woods (@ActualJamesWoods) March 21, 2020