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Country music legend Kenny Rogers dies aged 81

Country music legend Kenny Rogers dies aged 81

Music legend Kenny Rogers has passed away aged 81.

A statement from the family read: "The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night.

"Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.

"In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music.

"His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world."

"Chart-topping hits like "The Gambler," "Lady," "Islands In The Stream," "Lucille," "She Believes In Me," and "Through the Years" are just a handful of Kenny Rogers' songs that have inspired generations of artists and fans alike.

"The family is planning a small private service at this time out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency.

"They look forward to celebrating Kenny’s life publicly with his friends and fans at a later date."

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