FLASHBACK: Kenny Rogers visits KY3 in 2013

FLASHBACK: Kenny Rogers visits KY3 in 2013

A family member said in a statement: "The family is planning a small private service at this time out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency". The icon's passing may have been overshadowed by the corona but his rustic, sometimes husky voice will continue dominating the airwaves for decades to come while his lyrics will forever drive lovers of country music for he was a "god" who used his voice and box guitar to mersmerise his worshipers, holding them captive.

"The Gambler series has always held a special place in my heart", Rogers once said.

In 1985, he participated in the original recording of "We Are the World" along with more than three dozen artists.

In the late 1970s and 1980s, Rogers achieved vast success in the pop-country sphere.

Kenny Rogers poses backstage after accepting the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement award at the 47th Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., November 6, 2013.

The Houston-born country star had 20 No. 1 hits and three Grammys and performed for some 60 years before retiring from touring in 2017 at age 79, according to the Associated Press. The couple have identical twin 15-year-old sons together.

We will miss you @_KennyRogers You are and forever will be quite the legend. And Ken Kragen, my manager said, 'I saw her downstairs.' I said, "Well, go get her".

"I woke up this morning to the news that Kenny Rogers passed away. Thank you Kenny. Thank you", his tweet read. Josh Abbott from the Josh Abbott Band posted his own pics with Kenny and encouraged people to listen to his lesser known songs.

In 2015, he announced his plans to retire from the road following an extensive farewell tour.

Parton and Rogers' friendship spans over 30 years. "We all know "The Gambler" & his duet with Dolly [Parton]; but I'd encourage you to listen to some of his other albums", he wrote. Relax, enjoy where you are, ' " Rogers said. He was also involved in numerous charitable causes, among them the Red Cross and MusiCares, and was part of the all-star "We are the World" recording for starvation relief.

In 1991, he co-founded the restaurant chain Kenny Rogers Roasters with former Kentucky Fried Chicken CEO John Y. Brown Jr. "What a character. There never has been and never will be another one like him".

Married five times, Rogers is survived by his last wife Wanda and five children. A larger-scale public memorial will be planned at a later date.

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