Country music legend, Kenny Rogers has died at 81.
“Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” according to a statement from SKH Music, Rogers management.
His family is planning a small, intimate service due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The three-time Grammy Award winner and Dolly Parton frequently collaborated on music to make some of the country’s most enduring duets like “Islands in the Stream,” “Love Is Strange,” “Real Love,” and “You Can’t Make Old Friends.”
In 2015, Rogers announced that after more than 50 years in the country music business, he was ready to retire. He told NBC that he had done this long enough. He was ready to spend more time with his children.
Throughout his career, Rogers had 24 number-one hits. He was nominated for a Grammy 19 times and won six. In 2013, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and won the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.
By Jeanette Vietti
NBC: Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Dies at 81
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