Kenny Rogers death: icon of American music, dies at 81

Uzair Arshad

Kenny Rogers death: American country music star Kenny Rogers, with a successful music career that spanned six decades and included hits such as “The Gambler” and “Coward of the county,” passed away Friday night at age 81, announced his family on Saturday.

They said in a statement that Rogers had left in peace at home. He had died of natural causes.

The family indicated that an intimate farewell ceremony would be organized, without this decision being related “to the national emergency situation caused by COVID-19,” the pandemic that plagues the world.

Thenewyorktimes confirms this news.

Rogers’s representative Keith Hagan, in the release, said that Kenny Rogers had left an indelible mark on the history of American music. His songs had earned him the love of music lovers and had touched the lives of millions of people around the world.

Sky News Australia confirms this news.

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The singer, also known worldwide for hits like “Lucille” or “Islands in the Stream”, he won a Grammy three times and sold tens of millions of records worldwide.

Kenny Rogers death: The album “The Gambler”, released in 1978, was a huge international hit with several platinum records and became his most iconic song.

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Rogers starred in the movie “The Gambler,” based on his song, and he liked to joke that he was not a good gambler.

He told NPR in 2015 that he had learned a long time ago that he could not make enough money to get excited. But he could lose enough to get depressed. That’s why he did not play.

Retirement 

He offered at his last concert in Nashville in October 2017, where he shared the stage with his longtime friend and longtime collaborator, Dolly Parton, for a final performance of “Islands in the Stream.”

In April 2018, he canceled the last dates of his farewell tour due to health problems. Rogers said that he had not wanted to delay his retirement forever.

He said that he had enjoyed that opportunity to say goodbye to his fans over the past two years. He could never appropriately express gratitude toward them for the consolation and bolster they had given him all through his profession.

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Rogers’s Date and Place of Birth:

Place of Birth: Houston, Texas, in 1938

Date of Birth: August 21, 1938

Rogers was The son of a carpenter and a nurse. Rogers began his career in the late 1950s and soon entered the worlds of rockabilly, jazz, and other genres, which he later brought to country style.

His melodious ballads and abundant tours made him a well-liked artist by the general public; who also gave up on his reinterpretations of the classic Christmas songs.

He has married five times. At the time of his death, he is with his wife Wanda, and has five children, including twins.

What is Kenny Rogers net worth?

Kenny Rogers is a songwriter, singer, musician, and actor skilled in various genres. His expected net worth is $250 million. 

What age did Kenny Rogers die?

Kenny Rogers’s age at the time of his death is 81. 

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