Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

March 21, 2020

The family of Kenny Rogers announced Saturday morning that he passed away Friday evening at the age of 81. The singer reportedly died peacefully from natural causes.

"In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music," a statement from the family reads. "His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world."

Back in 2018 Rogers faced serious health issues and was unable to complete his 'Gambler's Last Deal' farewell tour due to unspecified "health challenges". 

The Country Music Hall of Fame member had over 20 Country number one hits, won three GRAMMY Awards, and six CMA Awards during his career.

The family also announced that they are planning a small private service, given concerns over coronavirus at this time, with hopes for a public gathering with fans at a later time.