American Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers Passes Away

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American Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers Passes Aw
American country music legend and Grammy-winner Kenny Rogers died of natural causes on Friday, aged 81.

Rogers “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” a statement by his publicist Keith Hagan said.

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During his career spanning over six decades, Rogers had sold over 100 million records and “left an indelible mark on the history of American music”.

His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world.

During the 1970s and 1980s, chart-topping hits like "The Gambler," "Lady," "Islands In The Stream," "Lucille," "She Believes In Me," and "Through the Years" are just a handful of Kenny Rogers' songs that have inspired generations of artists and fans alike.

Rogers, with twenty-four number-one hits, was a Country Music Hall of Fame member, six-time CMA Awards winner, three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015 and has been voted the "Favorite Singer of All Time" in a joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People.

His family is planning a private service out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency. They look forward to celebrating Kenny’s life publicly with his friends and fans at a later date, the statement read.

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