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Country Music legend Kenny Rogers dies at 81

Three-time Grammy winner, and country music legend, Kenny Rogers is dead.

The Country Music Hall of Fame member,who dominated the pop and country charts in the 1970s and 1980s died at age 81. His death was confirmed by his family in a statement on Saturday.

“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,” read the family statement.

Rogers’ family is planning a small private service because of the coronavirus pandemic with a public memorial planned for a later date.

The American singer who enjoyed a career spanning across six decades which began in 1957, retired from touring in 2017 at age 79. He was a three-time Grammy winner and was also a

Kenny, who has been married five times is survived by his last wife Wanda Miller and five children, Carole, 60, Kenny Jr., 55, Christopher Cody, 37, and 14-year-old identical twin sons, Jordan and Justin.

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