Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

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Kenny Rogers, Country Music Star, Dies of Natural Causes at 81

Country music star Kenny Rogers died Friday night at his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The music icon died aged 81.

A representative of Roger’s family stated that he passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.

Because of the coronavirus outbreak concern, the family was planning to have a small private service. A public memorial for the celebration of Rogers’ life would then be held at a later date.

Rogers topped the charts in the 1970s and 1980s and had won three Grammy awards. He was majorly known for his hit song, The Gambler, which was released in 1978.

Rogers, who had wed five times, was married to Wander Miller, 52, at the time of his death. The pair had tied-the-knot in 1997 and remained together since, with two 14-year-old identical twin sons, Jordan and Justin. Rogers was also a father of three other children.