Kenny Rogers Dead At 81

Kenny Rogers Dead At 81

Country music icon Kenny Rogers has died. He was 81. 

In a statement, a representative for his family said:

[Kenny Rogers] passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.

Because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, his family is planning a small private service followed by a public memorial at a later date.

Kenny Rogers won 3 Grammy Awards and founded the Kenny Rogers Roasters chain of chicken-based restaurants in 1991. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Country Music Association in 2013. 

Here is one of Kenny Rogers' greatest hits "The Gambler":

And his iconic duet with country legend Dolly Parton "Islands In The Stream":