According to a statement by his family, country music legend Kenny Rogers passed away last night due to natural causes. He was 81.
Of course, Kenny was known for hits like “The Gambler,” Islands In The Stream,” his iconic duet with Dolly Parton, “Lucille,” and more.
In his career spanning six decades, Rogers amassed twenty-four number-one hits, six CMA Award wins, three GRAMMY Award wins, the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, the CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015, and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
The family is planning a small private service at this time out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency.
The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25PM at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family. https://t.co/adxAgiMW2spic.twitter.com/nggWiiotMT