Country music legend, Kenny Rogers, whose profession spanned six a long time, has died on the age of 81.
“Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” his household mentioned in an announcement.
The household mentioned they have been planning a small personal service “out of concern for the nationwide COVID-19 emergency,” AFP studies.
A 3-time Grammy winner, Rogers was identified for a string of hits together with “The Gambler,” “Lucille” and “Islands in the Stream.”
In 2018, Rogers scrapped the ultimate dates of his farewell tour resulting from well being issues.
Born in Texas, Rogers began his profession within the late 1950s and shortly grew to become energetic in rockabilly, jazz and different genres that he introduced into his nation type.
He went on to have 24 primary hits, was a six-time Country Music Awards winner and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
His simple going ballads and fixed touring gained him mainstream pop attraction, as have his standard takes on Christmas requirements.
Rogers additionally got here to prominence by means of his collaboration with Dolly Parton and appearances on movies and tv applications together with “The Muppet Show.”