Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers Passes aged 81

Kiara Thompson

21st March 2020

Country Legend Kenny Rogers has passed at age 81 on the 20th of March 2020. Passing of natural causes he was surrounded by his family and under the care of a hospice.

Over the course of his career, Rogers had twenty-four number one hits and was the winner of many awards including six CMA Awards and three Grammys.

Raised in public housing along with seven other siblings. Rogers had his first single at age 20 with a song called ‘The crazy Feeling’. This success only grew with age and helped kick start his career.

During the makings of Kenny Rogers career, he started off leading a band called Kenny Rogers and the first edition. whose hits included ‘Ruby, don’t take your love to town’ written by Mel Tillis.

Over time Kenny got to work with many other celebrities including Dolly Parton with the duet ‘Island in the stream’ and Kim Carnes ‘Don’t Fall in Love With a Dreamer’.

Unfortunately, His health had started to decline in his later years causing him to cancel his farewell concert in 2018 and reports of being hospitalised for dehydration last May.

Although Kenny Rogers may not be around to sing his music anymore he was an inspiration to aspiring country singers and loved by many. May his music live on and his family take the time needed to process his passing.

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