Country Music Singer Kenny Rogers Dies of Natural Causes at 81
Country Music Star Kenny Rogers Passes Away at Age 81
- Country music singer Kenny Rogers passed away Friday night. He was 81.
- He died of natural causes at home surrounded by family.
- He was also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
- He had won three Grammy Awards, six Country Music Awards and eight Academy of Country Music Awards.
Kenny Rogers, a country music singer who was active in the music industry for six decades, has died. He was 81.
His death was announced via his official Twitter account on Saturday, March 21. According to the tweet, Rogers passed away peacefully on Friday night at 10:25 PM surrounded by his family at home under the care of hospice.
As for the cause of death, it's been revealed that Rogers died of natural causes. The statement on his tweet reads,
The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 PM at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.
The Grammy Award-winning singer had notably released multi-genre hits including, “Lady,” “Lucille," “We’ve Got Tonight,” and his duet with Dolly Parton, “Islands in the Stream.”
In 1985, Rogers sang and featured in the music video for the charity single We Are the World. One of his popular solo albums was The Gambler which he had released in 1978.
He had received three Grammy Awards, six Country Music Awards and eight Academy of Country Music Awards throughout his career. He was also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.