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Country music legend Kenny Rogers dies at 81

Kenny Rogers performs at Glastonbury music festival, England, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Thousands of music fans have arrived for the festival to see headliners Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Kenny Rogers, the country musician behind such hits as “The Gambler” and “Lady” over a six-decade career, has died at the age of 81, his family announced early Saturday.

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“Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” a statement from SKH Music said.

The Rogers’ family plans a small private service due to the coronavirus outbreak, the statement said.

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According to 7news.co.au, “Some of his greatest hits include ‘The Gambler’, ‘Through the Years’ and ‘Islands In The Stream’ which he sang alongside fellow country music icon Dolly Parton.”

 

Parton and Rogers went on to collaborate on a number of projects, including ‘Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember’ and 2013 single ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’.

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