According to a statement from the family, the 81 year old singer died peacefully at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia at 10:25 pm on Friday. “The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25PM at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”

Rodgers is known for hits such as “The Gambler, Lady, Islands in the Stream, and Lucille. In all, Rogers had 24 No. 1 hits and was the winner of six CMA Awards and three Grammys, the family’s statement said.

He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and in 2013 he received the Country Music Association’s Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. He was born in Houston and was raised in public housing along with seven siblings.

He was admitted at Georgia hospital in May 2019 for what was termed as dehydration, amid rumours that his overall health was failing.

In 2018, Rodgers was also forced to cancel his  much hyped farewell concert citing health complications.

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