Famous American singer, Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81.
News was shared by his family via his social media pages that the country singer-songwriter and actor died at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, “from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family” at 10:25 p.m. on Friday.
"In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music,” Rogers’ family said in a statement shared online by the icon’s publicist.
It noted how the multi-Grammy Award winning artist’s songs including “The Gambler,” “Islands In The Stream” and “Through the Years” had endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world.
A small private service will be planned out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency, the family said, adding it would celebrate the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s life publicly with his friends and fans at a later date.