The music industry is now mourning the death of Country music legend Kenny Rogers, 81. He passed away at his home today, from natural causes. According to their representative’s statement, he was surrounded by family and was under hospice care.
Kenny Rogers was a country musician behind the award-winning hits ‘The Gambler’ and ‘Lady’ over six decades. Due to the threat of the global pandemic COVID-19, the family is arranging a small and private service at this time with a public memorial planned for a later date.
Born in Houston, Rogers was raised in public housing along with seven siblings. He had his first gold single at age 20 with a song called “That Crazy Feeling.”
He was a versatile performer, of course. Over the course of his career, he starred in a variety of movies and television shows, most notably the title roles in Kenny Rogers as The Gambler and the MacShayne series for The NBC Mystery Movie, and the 1982 feature film Six Pack.
In fact, he also co-founded the Kenny Rogers restaurant chain which is home to the one of the best-tasting chicken globally.
May you rest in power, Sir!