A family representative has revealed that Kenny Rogers “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes”.
The ‘Gambler’ hit-maker topped pop and country charts during the 1970s and 1980s, and won three Grammy awards with ballards like Lucille and Coward Of The County in a career that spanned more than six decades.
He once summed up his popularity by explaining that he believed his ballads “say what every man wants to say and that every woman wants to hear”.
In 2013, He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and in that same year, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Country Music Association.
In their statement his family said he “left an indelible mark on the history of American music”.
According to BBC news, a keen businessman, Rogers also led several ventures over the years, mainly in property and the restaurant sector. He was married five times and had five children.