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Kenny Rogers Dead At Age 81, His Public Ceremony TBD Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Clark Sparky

County music legend Kenny Rogers died on Friday night at age 81, his family announced in a statement on Saturday morning. He died of natural causes and was surrounded by his family when he passed.

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His incredible career was detailed in the statement:

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.

It continued:

Rogers, with twenty-four number-one hits, was a Country Music Hall of Fame member, six-time CMA Awards winner, three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015 and has been voted the 'Favorite Singer of All Time' in a joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People."

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The statement also noted that a public memorial for Rogers will be held at a date to be determined due to the coronavirus. People have been urged to avoid large gathers, so the family is following those recommendations. They do plan to have a small service for just close family.

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