Family Of Kenny Rogers Issues Official Statement
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On March 20, 2020, the world mourned the loss of country music icon Kenny Rogers who died at the age of 81. His family took to social media to issue their statement about his passing and to also thank people for their heartwarming messages of support.
On Rogers’ verified Twitter account, they wrote: “The Rogers family would like to thank you for the generous outpouring of love and support coming in from all over the world these past two days. It’s a beautiful reminder of the impact Kenny & his music has had & will continue to have on so many.”
Kenny Rogers died of natural causes while he was under hospice care at his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, his family decided to hold a small private service but will have a public memorial once the COVID-19 crisis ends.
With a career spanning over six decades, Rogers sold more than 100 million records worldwide and was known for classic hits like “The Gambler” which earned him a Grammy Award. Back in 2015, he announced a farewell tour but on April 2018, his “health challenges” forced him to cancel the remaining dates including an appearance at the Stagecoach Festival in California.
A&E is set to air the two-hour special “Biography: Kenny Rogers” this April 13.