Country Music Legend and Actor Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

Crossover music star and actor, Kenny Rogers, died Friday night at the age of 81.

According to his official Twitter page, where the news was announced, Rogers died at home will under the care of hospice workers. He was surrounded by family.

Rogers was a singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, hes is best known for his 1978 hit “The Gambler” and “Islands in the Stream” his No. 1 duet with Dolly Parton.

The family plans to hold a small private funeral, but plans a celebration of his life with fans and friends at a later date.

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