Emily Eavis, Keith Urban, Bryan Adams and Dolly Parton lead Kenny Rogers tributes - EpicNews

Country music legend Kenny Rogers died late final evening (March 20) from pure causes, his family confirmed in a statement. He was 81-years-old.

“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.”

“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.”

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”

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.”

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