Kenny Rogers dies aged 81
Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81.
The country singer passed away yesterday (March 20th) as a result of natural causes.
His family have issued a statement on his passing, which reads as follows: "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."
They continued: "The family is planning a small private service at this time out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency. They look forward to celebrating Kenny’s life publicly with his friends and fans at a later date."
A Texas native, Rogers initially played with bands, including Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, before launching his solo career in 1976.
He would go on to have huge success with hits like 'The Gambler', 'Lucille' and 'Coward Of The County' and sell more than 100 million records across his career.