March 21, 2020 2:27AM EDT
Country music legend Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81, his family confirmed on March 21. He was surrounded by loved ones as he passed at home.
Kenny Roger, 81, is dead from natural causes. His family released the following statement via the singer’s Twitter page to confirm the news on March 21, hours after he passed away on the evening of March 20. “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 Rogers’ family statement went on to list some of the accomplishments that Kenny achieved in the music industry during his illustrious career. “In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music,” the statement continued. “His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world. Chart-topping hits like “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucil