Music legend Kenny Rogers has died

Rogers topped pop and country charts in the 70s and 80s

His songs got you toe tapping.

Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81.

Rogers was a three time Grammy winner and an inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

A statement from the singer’s family said Rogers died peacefully at his Georgia home Friday night under hospice care.

Rogers topped pop and country charts during the 1970s and 80s.

Known for his hit songs such as The Gambler, Lucille and Coward of the County, his career spanned six decades.

Rogers stopped touring in 2017 after 24 number one hits and a long list of awards and honours.

He was the 10th best-selling male artist in US history in terms of album sales.

He was married five times and had five children.

In a statement, the family of Kenny Rogers said there will be a private service due to COVID-19.

A public memorial will be held at a later date.

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