A huge star in the country music industry, Kenny Rogers has passed away Friday night, March 20 (US time), according to a statement released by his family in his respective social media accounts.
As said in the statement, the “Lucille” and “Through The Years” singer died peacefully in his home, due to natural causes at 10:25 in the evening.
“The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 PM at the age of 81,” the statement read. “Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”
The statement then remembered Rogers’ career, which spanned more than six decades wherein he had 24 number one hits and won 6 Country Music Awards and 3 Grammy Awards.
He is also an inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame and recipient of the Country Music Association’s Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award last 2013.
With COVID-19 threats still rampant around the country, the statement concluded by saying that the Rogers family will simply have a private service for the award-winning singer.
“They look forward to celebrating Kenny’s life publicly with his friends and fans at a later date.” the statement concluded.
Before his retirement in 2017, Rogers staged a farewell tour in 2015 but had to cut it in 2017 as advised by his doctor due to a series of health challenges. His farewell tour, however, reached the Philippines back in August 2016 where he was able to serenade his Filipino fans at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Our condolences go out to the Rogers family and Kenny’s fans. May you rest in peace, Mr. Kenny Rogers!