American country music legend Kenny Rogers is dead.
He died at home from natural causes at aged 81.
Onyxnewsng reports that a family member confirmed his the singer and songwriters death.
Known for his husky voice and ballads including The Gambler, Lucille and Coward Of The County, Rogers topped pop and country charts during the 1970s and 1980s, and won three Grammy awards.
The online news platform understands that Roger started his first band, the Scholars, and performed his first solo single “That Crazy Feeling,” in 1957, on the hugely popular music television show American Bandstand. His talent was recognized immediately, and he was signed to a small local label, Carlton Records, in 1958.
The country music legend’s career spanned more than 60 years of age.
He once summed up his popularity by explaining that he believed his song “say what every man wants to say and that every woman wants to hear”.
He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and, that same year, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Country Music Association.
In their statement, his family said he “left an indelible mark on the history of American music”.
A businessman, Rogers also led different ventures over the years, majorly in property and the restaurant sector.
He was married five times and had five children.