The Oasis Reporters
March 21, 2020
American singer, Kenny Rogers with three Grammy Awards in his kitty, “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” a statement on the singer’s website has said. He died late on Friday night at the age of 81, his family said on Saturday.
“The family is planning a small private service at this time out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency.”
Rogers embarked on a world farewell tour in 2016 but in April 2018 he canceled the last few shows citing “a series of health challenges.”
Rogers, a three-time Grammy winner who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, was best known for songs like “The Gambler” and his 1983 duet with Dolly Parton “Islands in the Stream”.
The greatest song ever made.
— Voice of Reason (@KoechMmanuel) March 21, 2020
After beginning his career in the 1950s with a jazz group, Rogers went solo in the 1970s and released his break-through single “Lucille” in 1977.
He was popular in the US, Europe etc, and famously beloved in Nigeria and all over Africa.