Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

Kenny Rogers Dies at 81
Kenny Rogers has died. The famed country singer passed away Friday night (March 20) at the age of 81.

As the Rogers family explained in a press release, the artist passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Rogers family is planning a small private service, with a public memorial planned for a later date.

Rogers is best known for chart-topping hits such as "The Gambler," "Lady," "Islands in the Stream," "Lucille," "She Believes in Me" and "Through the Years." He was also a three-time Grammy Award winner, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, six-time CMA Awards winner, and the recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

In 2015, Rogers had announced a farewell tour, which he ran into December 2017.