Three-time Grammy winner music legend Kenny Rogers dies at 81

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USA track legend Kenny Rogers, whose career spanned six decades, has died on the age of 81, his family stated past due Friday.

"Rogers passed away peacefully at domestic from herbal causes beneath the care of hospice and surrounded with the aid of his family," they stated in a statement.

The family stated they were planning a small non-public service "out of concern for the country wide COVID-19 emergency."

A three-time Grammy winner, Rogers changed into acknowledged for a string of hits including "The Gambler," "Lucille" and "Islands in the Stream."

In 2018 Rogers scrapped the very last dates of his farewell tour because of health concerns.

Born in Texas, Rogers began his profession within the late Nineteen Fifties and quick became active in rockabilly, jazz and different genres that he brought into his us of a style.

He went directly to have 24 primary hits, become a six-time Country Music Awards winner and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

His easygoing ballads and constant travelling gained him mainstream pop appeal, as have his popular takes on Christmas standards.

Rogers also got here to prominence thru his collaboration with Dolly Parton and appearances on movies and television applications including "The Muppet Show."

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