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Music legend Kenny Rogers died at the age of 81.

Known for hits such as Coward Of County and The Gambler, Rogers "died from a sedentary life at home under the care of a housewife and surrounded by her family," says a representative.

The singer's whimsical voice and charisma saw her achieve worldwide success as a television and music star of genres,

Rogers, who also enjoyed success with Dolly Parton, announced a farewell tour in 2015 but continued to perform until 2017.

His first solo concert, like Kenny Rogers and First Editiion, was just the psychiatrist who had just fallen (to see what my condition was like) featured in the classic Cohen brothers comedy Big Lebowski.

The Grammy-winning multiple, who played the legendary slot in Glastonbury in 2013, was scheduled to make further appearances, but was suspended in April 2018 due to unspecified "health challenges".

He said in a statement at the time: “I took this opportunity to say goodbye to fans for the last two years.

"I could never properly thank them for the careers and support they have given me throughout my career and for the happiness I have felt as a result."

Born and raised in Houston, Rogers' trademark voice has helped him bring 20 single-issue 197 plots between 1977-87.

Two of those songs, duo of London's Islands In The Stream with Parton and newcomer Lionel Richie's Lady, also topped the pop charts.

In 2013, Rogers was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Earth and in the same year received a lifetime achievement award from the Earth Music Association.

When Rogers' duties began to flow, singer Richard Marx wrote: "I'm really sad to see Kenny Rogers go. He did so much for me as a young composer, and we remained friends for over 30 years.

“I'm really going to miss him. May he rest. "



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