Country star Kenny Rogers dies at 81

Rogers leaves a legacy of 24 number one, such as "The Gambler," or "Lady"

The American country music singer Kenny Rogers, winner of three Grammy Awards and 18 American Music Awards in a successful six-decade career marked by such hits as "The Gambler" and "Just Dropped In," died at the age of 81, according to communicated the artist's family.

The musician died last night by natural causes, at home and surrounded by his relatives, according to a statement published by the family on the artist's official Twitter account.

The text highlights Rogers' more than six-decade career and his "indelible mark" on American music and on millions of people around the world.

Rogers leaves behind a legacy of 24 number one hits, such as "The Gambler," "Lady," "Islands In The Stream," "Lucille," "She Believes In Me" and "Through the Years".

It was included in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Triple Grammy Award Winner. He was also recognized in 2013 with the Willie Nelson Award for career achievements from the Academy of Country Music, among others.

The Rogers family said they will hold a small private ceremony for the coronavirus emergency and hope to be able to publicly celebrate the musician's life with his friends and fans later.

The last concert of the veteran country music singer took place on October 25 in Nashville (Tennessee, USA) and in it he performed with stars like Dolly Parton in a tribute to his artistic legacy.

That finishing touch to his career closed a farewell tour of the United States with a total of eighteen concerts in which he shared the stage with other artists of the pop and country genre, including Little Big Town, Jamey Johnson, Elle King and Alison Krauss. AND

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