(FILES) This file photograph taken on March 19, 2017 reveals US singer Kenny Rogers performing in live performance on his ‘Farewell Tour’ throughout Rodeo Austin on the Travis County Expo Middle in Austin, Texas. – Nation music legend Kenny Rogers, whose profession spanned six many years, has died on the age of 81, his household mentioned late on March 20, 2020. (Photograph by SUZANNE CORDEIRO / AFP)
Nation music legend Kenny Rogers, whose profession spanned six many years, has died on the age of 81, his household mentioned late Friday.
“Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” they mentioned in a press release.
The household mentioned they had been planning a small non-public service “out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency.”
A 3-time Grammy winner, Rogers was recognized for a string of hits together with “The Gambler,” “Lucille” and “Islands in the Stream.”
In 2018 Rogers scrapped the ultimate dates of his farewell tour as a consequence of well being issues.
Born in Texas, Rogers began his profession within the late 1950s and rapidly turned lively in rockabilly, jazz and different genres that he introduced into his nation model.
He went on to have 24 primary hits, was a six-time Nation Music Awards winner and a member of the Nation Music Corridor of Fame.
His easygoing ballads and fixed touring received him mainstream pop attraction, as have his common takes on Christmas requirements.
Rogers additionally got here to prominence by way of his collaboration with Dolly Parton and appearances on movies and tv applications together with “The Muppet Show.”