Kenny Rogers, Country Class Legend Dies At Age 81

Tributes continue to pour as fellow country music star "Leann Rimes" twitted following the news of his death, “you are and forever will be quite the legend.”

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Kenny Rogers dies at 81/ Photo credit: BBC

Kenny Rogers, the country class singer, songwriter and actor has passed away peacefully at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family at 10:25 p.m. on Friday, his family twitted using his official Twitter account.

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“In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music,”… “The Gambler” track creator’s family stated in a statement shared online by the icon’s publicist.

It also stated that the multi-Grammy Award-winning singer’s hit songs include, “The Gambler,” “Islands In The Stream” and “Through the Years” had “endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world,” not forgetting “Coward Of The County.”

The singer’s family also hinted that a small private service will be planned following the outbreak of the COVID-19 emergency in the nation while adding that it would celebrate the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s life “publicly with his friends and fans at a later date that will be announced soon.”

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Tributes continue to pour as fellow country music star “Leann Rimes” twitted following the news of his death, “you are and forever will be quite the legend.”

The Houston-born Kenny Rogers, who was one among seven siblings, is survived by his wife, Wanda, sons Justin, Jordan, Chris and Kenny Jr., two living brothers and a sister, with grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rogers’ representative “Keith Hagan,” told the Associated Press.

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