Country music legend Kenny Rogers dies aged 81

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Country Singer Kenny Rogers has passed away at the age of 81, his family announced today.

“The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10.25pm at the age of 81.”

“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.”

His family is planning a small private service “out of concern for the national Covid-19 emergency.”

His family added that they are looking forward to celebrating Kenny’s life publicly with his friends and fans at a later date.

-Noah Harte