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Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Dies Aged 81

Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Dies Aged 81

Country music legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81.

The three-time Grammy award winner 'passed away peacefully at home from natural causes', a family representative said.

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The family added in a statement that they would be holding a public celebration of Rogers' after the coronavirus pandemic.

The statement read: "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.

"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."

Kenny Rogers. Credit: PA
Kenny Rogers. Credit: PA

Born in Houston, Texas, his career spanned more than six decades and he was known for ballads such as 'The Gambler', 'Lucille' and 'Islands in the Stream'.

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He collaborated with the likes of Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Sheena Easton and Lionel Richie.

Tributes to the singer-songwriter have been flooding in on social media:


Rogers was married five times and had five children.

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Topics: Celebrity, Music, US Entertainment

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