Kenny rogers has died.
According to a message posted on his Twitter page, the 81-year-old country music legend died on Friday (03/20/20) from natural causes under the supervision of a hospice team.
The message said: “Rogers sadly reports that Kenny rogers He died last night at 22:25 at the age of 81. Rogers died peacefully at home from natural causes under the supervision of a hospice and surrounded by his family. “
A longer statement added that the Kenny family will celebrate their life at a small family-only funeral due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but a public memorial will be organized later.
The report said: “The family is currently planning a small private service due to concerns about a national emergency related to COVID-19. They look forward to a public celebration of Kenny’s life with their friends and fans at a later stage. ”
Kenny’s musical career has been going on for over six decades, and his classic songs include Player, Lady, Islands in Stream, Lucilla and She Believes in Me.
First, he gained fame in the band First Edition, before achieving solo success.
During his career, he received 24 number one hits, was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, six-time CMA Awards laureate, three-time GRAMMY laureate, 2013 CMA laureate Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award and 2015 artist CMT Lifetime Award winner.
Kenny announced a farewell tour in 2015, but canceled his last few shows in 2018.
At that time, he said: “I did not want to resign forever. I really enjoyed the opportunity to say goodbye to fans over the past two years on the Last Player Offer. never thank them for the support and support that they have provided me throughout my career, and for the happiness that I experienced as a result of this. “
Kenny released his memoir, Luck or Something Like It, in 2012 and the novel What are the Chances in 2013.
During his diverse career, he achieved success as an actor, including with the 1982 film Six Packs, while films created for television based on his songs, such as the TV series The Player, Christmas in America and “Coward County” topped the rating.
Kenny was married five times and survived his fifth wife Wanda and his five children.