King of country music, Kenny Rogers, dies at 81

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King of country music, Kenny Rogers, has died at his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States aged 81.

A statement on his official Twitter handle on Saturday morning reads: “The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25PM at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”

Daily Mail reports that Kenny, who wed five times, was married to Wanda Miller.

The pair tied-the-knot in 1997 and have remained together since.

The singer and 52-year-old beauty are parents to 14-year-old identical twin sons, Jordan and Justin.

Kenny is also the father to Carole, 60, Kenny Jr., 55, Christopher Cody, 37.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family is planning a private ceremony for and a public memorial at a later date.

He will be remembered for great hits such as The Gambler, Lucile and Islands in the Stream.

He also stated a grand concert with another icon, Dolly Parton, at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia in February 1987.