Kenny Rogers, country music icon, has died aged 81. This devastating news was revealed by his family on Saturday morning.
According to the family the star passed away of natural causes at his home in Sandy Springs, in northern Fulton County, Georgia.
The Rogers are also planning to have a small private service because of the Coronavirus pandemic, with a public memorial at a later date.
The statement read: “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.”
Kenny Rogers sold tens of millions of albums, won three Grammys and was the star of TV movies based on The Gambler and other songs, earning him super stardom in the 70s and 80s.