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Music Icon Kenny Rogers Dies at 81
By West Kentucky Star Staff
GEORGIA - Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers passed away from natural causes Friday night, surrounded by family while in hospice care in Georgia. He was 81.

Rogers' career spanned more than six decades, with crossover success and chart toppers including "The Gambler," "Lady," "Islands In The Stream," "Lucille," "She Believes In Me" and "Through The Years."

With 24 No. 1 hits, six CMA Awards, three Grammy Awards, the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award and CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award to his credit, Rogers took his place in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

The family is planning a small, private service at this time due to concern surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. They look forward to celebrating Rogers' life publicly with friends and fans at a later date.

Published 08:39 AM, Saturday Mar. 21, 2020
Updated 09:33 AM, Sunday Mar. 22, 2020

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