Legendary country musician – Kenny Rogers passed away yesterday in his home at his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia. He was 81 and was under hospice care.
His family said in a statement,
“Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,”
The family were planning a small private service…
“…out of concern for the national Covid-19 emergency.”
(Source – https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/highlight/2020/03/21/country-music-legend-kenny-rogers-dies-at-81/ )
They have also added that they are looking forward to celebrating the life of the artist publicly with his friends and fans at a later date.
(Source – https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/21/entertainment/kenny-rogers-country-singer-dies/index.html )
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/adxAgiMW2s pic.twitter.com/nggWiiotMT— Kenny Rogers (@_KennyRogers) March 21, 2020
Born on August 21, 1938 at Houston, Texas, he was the fourth child among eight siblings. His parents were Lucille Lois (née Hester; 1910–1991), a nurse’s assistant, and Edward Floyd Rogers (1904–1975), a carpenter.
His career spanned six decades and received many awards which include 3 Grammies, 7 Academy Of Country Music Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 6 Country Music Association Awards (he received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013) and so on. He was an inductee in Texas Country Hall Of Fame in 2017.
He had 24 No. 1 hits and through his career more than 50 million albums sold in the US alone.
Some of his greatest songs are Lady, Lucielle, The Gambler, Islands In The Stream (featuring Dolly Parton), You Decorated My Life and so on.
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