Country music star Kenny Rogers dies

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American nation music legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81.

A household consultant mentioned he “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes”.

Rogers topped pop and nation charts in the course of the 1970s and 1980s, and received three Grammy awards.

Known for ballads together with The Gambler, Lucille and Coward Of The County, his profession spanned greater than six a long time.

He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and, that very same yr, acquired a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Country Music Association.

A eager businessman, Rogers additionally led a number of ventures through the years, primarily in property and the restaurant sector.

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