Singer Kenny Rogers is a legend of American country music and is known for hits such as The Gambler, according tomedia CNET. Rogers’ family has announced Rogers’ death on his official Twitter account at the age of 81. Rogers’ family is heartbroken to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away at 10:25 last night at the age of 81. Rogers died peacefully at home in hospice care and with his family. “
Rogers has won three Grammy Awards and six CMA awards during his 60-year career. In 1978, he earned the nickname “The Gambler” for his song “The Gambler”, a mysterious card player who gave sage advice to a stranger on a train and died in sleep. The song became one of Rogers’ five consecutive top-ranked songs. The legendary singer’s other hits include
She Believes in Me, You Decorated My Life, Coward of the County, Lucille, Lady, Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town, and “Through the Years” and so on. He has also performed a number of hit choruses with female musicians, including “Dottie West,” “Dolly Parton” and “Sheena Easton.”
Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and received the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award the same year. He was honored with the CMT Lifetime Award in 2015. Rogers was voted “the favorite singer of all time” in a joint poll of readers of USA Today and People.
Rogers has also appeared in films many times. He appeared in the 1982 film Six Pack and appeared in several of his songs in television films, as did “Dr. Quinn” and “Medicine Woman.”
In 1991, he opened a chicken restaurant chain, Kenny Rogers Roasters. The chain is currently no longer available in the U.S., but still operates in some Asian countries.
A large number of fans paid tribute to Rogers on social media. One Twitter user wrote: “Kenny Rogers is one of the best entertainers of all time and will be sorely missed. There was only one Kenny Rogers – no one’s voice was as good as his.
Rogers’ family said in a full statement that they are planning a small private memorial service because of the OUTBREAK of THE COVID-19 outbreak and will publicly honor the singer’s life at a later date.