Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers Dead at 81

Legendary nation music singer Kenny Rogers has died. He was 81 years outdated.

According to a press release from Rogers’ household Friday (Mar. 20), he handed away the night time of Thursday, March 19th in his Sandy Springs, Georgia house “from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”

Rogers’ household famous of their assertion that they have been planning to carry a small funeral for shut members of the family because of the COVID-19 aka coronavirus pandemic.

The household added that they “look forward to celebrating Kenny’s life publicly with his friends and fans at a later date.”

Born in Houston on August 21st, 1938 in Houston, Texas, Kenny Rogers went on to develop into one of the crucial profitable nation music artists of his era, with a profession spanning over six many years.

Rogers had over 60 Top 40 hits, like “The Gambler,” “Lady,” and “Island in the Stream.” Of these hits, 24 of them went to No. 1. He’s additionally a three-time Grammy Award winner and likewise gained the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

Not solely was Rogers the best-selling nation music artists of all time, however he additionally discovered success in movie, starring as Brewster Baker within the 1982 film Six Pack.

Rogers additionally appeared on the small display over time, with visitor starring roles on TV exhibits like Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Touched by an Angel, How I Met Your Mother, and TV motion pictures, together with The Gambler, which impressed 4 sequels: Coward of the County, and Christmas in America.

In 2015, he starred within the hit Geico industrial impressed by his Grammy-winning music “The Gambler.”

In 2018, well being issues pressured Rogers to must cancel quite a few exhibits throughout what was being known as his farewell live performance tour. In May 2019, he was admitted to a Georgia hospital for dehydration amid rumors that he was in failing well being.

“Kenny Rogers has been working through a series of health challenges and has been advised to cancel all performances through the end of the year to focus on recuperation,” learn a press release from the singer’s administration at the time.

“I didn’t want to take forever to retire,” Rogers was as soon as quoted as saying. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to say farewell to the fans over the course of the past two years on ‘The Gambler’s Last Deal’ tour.”

Kenny is survived by his spouse, Wanda Miller Rogers, and his 5 kids—one from his first marriage, one other from his third marriage, a 3rd from his fourth marriage, and the twins he shared with Wanda.

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