21 Mar American Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Dies At 81
CNN has just reported that Kenny Rogers, the American country music singer with a legendary music career spanning nearly six decades, has passed away at the age of 81.
On Rogers’ official Twitter account, his family posted: “The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 p.m. at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.“
“Kenny Rogers has left an indelible mark on American music history. His songs fascinate music lovers and touch the lives of millions of people around the world,” his media representative Keith Hagan told CNN.
Kenny Rogers has more than 120 singles, including many hits holding number one spot on international music charts. He has sold more than 165 million records worldwide during his career and was voted “Most Popular Singer of All Time” in a joint poll in 1986 by readers of both USA Today and People.
He has received many awards such as American Music Awards (AMA), National Music Association Award, Grammy Awards … and Lifetime Achievement Award for music career in 2003. Some of his hits include Lady, Lucille, We Got Tonight, Islands In The Stream, Through the Years … His famous song “The Gambler” composed in 1976 has inspired many TV series. Rogers had 24 number-one hits over his career and was a six-time Country Music Association winner. He won three Grammy awards and was nominated 19 times.
“Country Music has lost the great Kenny Rogers, who has forever left a mark on Country Music’s history. His family and friends are in our thoughts during this difficult time.” said the representative of the Country Music Association on Twitter Saturday morning.
According to a statement posted by Keith Hagan, the Kenny Rogers family are planning a small private service due to concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic.