Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Dies Aged 81 | 22 Words

Kenny Rogers, country music legend whose music career spanned more than six decades, has tragically passed at the age of 81.

Kenny Rogers has entertained fans all over the world for decades.

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He had 24 number-one hits and more than 50 million albums sold in the US alone.

News of the star's tragic passing was shared in a post on his verified Twitter account.

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The 81-year-old passed away at 10:25 PM on the night of March 20th.

His family shared the news with Kenny's fans.

"Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family," the post read. Rest in peace, Kenny. It's in times like these that we're reminded how important it is to celebrate the lives of those who entertain us and warm our hearts with their music, art, acting, and sport. Let's take a look back at those we tragically lost last year.