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Dolly Parton’s Distressing Tribute to Kenny Rogers

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By Alan Blake

The entertainment world, Hollywood, and country alike is coming together to mourn the death of country music legend, Kenny Rogers. As you would expect, Dolly Parton is among those who led the line with a tribute.

The queen of country shared a video and a heartfelt tribute on Twitter on Saturday morning after she found out about her friend’s passing. She expressed her love towards the deceased legend and went on to add that he is now at a better place.

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Although Dolly Parton stated that her ‘Islands in the stream’ duet partner was now at a better place, she also admitted that the news came as a shock to her.

The 74-year-old songstress went on to add that when she woke up, she expected to see updates on the novel coronavirus but instead got even more shocking news. Dolly Parton also stated that beyond the music, success and the fame, she loved the recently deceased Kenny Rogers truly.

Other Celebrities Also Chimed In

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Kenny Rogers was one of the pioneers of the country music industry. Most of us grew up listening to him and even our parents sang to the tunes of his hit songs. Therefore, it’s no surprise that his death led to an outpour of positive celebrity tributes.

Some of the celebrities who shared tributes include, The Voice judge and country singer, Blake Shelton, who talked of how Rogers was always kind and fun towards him and Wynonna Judd who referred to him as the greatest example of integrity.

Kenny Rogers Was an Icon of All Sorts


Kenny Rogers was indeed a legendary country musician. In six-decade career, Rogers sold more albums than anyone could realistically count. He also dished out hits after hits and was among the first musicians to successfully fill a stadium for a country music concert.

Kenny was also a powerhouse on the grey screen, and also published books. He passed away at the age of 81 due to natural causes and it’s sad to say that the world has indeed lost a legend!

Public Memorial Will Be Held at a Later Date

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Rogers passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends. His family is currently planning a small private service for him. His public memorial date is yet to be determined and will be delayed due to the increasing concerns over the Corona virus. However, the family is looking forward to celebrating his life publicly at a later date.

Kenny’s death comes at a time where the world is currently facing a pandemic and as such, everyone is being urged to stay home.

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