Published Mar 21, 2020Kenny 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.