We are very sad to hear this news today. Our prayers are with his family.
Kenny Rogers has died. A statement was released by his publicist, Keith Hagan, on Friday evening. The statement said the country legend “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.” Rogers was just 81 years old.
Rogers released 65 albums and sold more than 165 million records, making him one of the most successful recording artists of all time.
The country balladeer retired from touring in 2017 after a 60-year career spanning jazz, folk, country and pop, with hits like “The Gambler,” ”Lucille” and “Lady.”
While Rogers’ has gone strong for many years, many were heartbroken when he decided to cancel his last tour due to health complications. He had scheduled one last world tour 2 years ago, “The Gambler’s Last Deal,” with several dates listed for venues across the country, however; the cancellation came as a result of his doctor’s urging.
“I didn’t want to take forever to retire,” Rogers said. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to say farewell to the fans over the course of the past two years on ‘The Gambler’s Last Deal’ tour. I could never properly thank them for the encouragement and support they’ve given me throughout my career and the happiness I’ve experienced as a result of that.”
We are praying for his family at this time.
We will miss you Kenny.