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Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

Singer Kenny Rogers passed away on Friday night. He was 81-years-old.

Rogers died at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia. He was under hospice care and died of natural causes.

The country music legend crossed over many music formats with hits like "Lucille," "Lady," and "Islands in the Stream", which he sang with Dolly Parton.

Kenny sold tens of millions of records, won three Grammys, and was the star of TV movies based on "The Gambler" and other songs, making him a superstar in the '70s and ‘80s.

Rogers’ career went on for 60 years before he retired from touring in 2017 at age 79.

He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

Rogers' family is planning a private service "out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency.” A public memorial will be held at a later date.

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