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Chicago1980

(1,968 posts)
Sat Mar 21, 2020, 02:47 AM Mar 2020

Kenny Rogers Dead At 81 The singer-songwriter "passed away peacefully at home from natural causes,"

Source: The Huffington Post

Kenny Rogers Dead At 81

The singer-songwriter “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes,” his family announced on Twitter.

[quote]Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81.

The country singer-songwriter “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family” at 10:25 p.m. on Friday, his family announced on Twitter.

“In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music,” Rogers’ family said in a statement shared online by the icon’s publicist, noting how his songs including “The Gambler,” “Islands In The Stream” and “Through the Years” had “endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world.”

A small private service will be planned “out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency,” the family said, adding it looked forward to celebrating the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s life “publicly with his friends and fans at a later date.”[/quote]

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kenny-rogers-dead-81_n_5e75b259c5b6f5b7c544b32d

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Kenny Rogers Dead At 81 The singer-songwriter "passed away peacefully at home from natural causes," (Original Post) Chicago1980 Mar 2020 OP
It was time to fold 'em... RockRaven Mar 2020 #1
R.I.P. to an icon dalton99a Mar 2020 #2
So bummed... RIP KR InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2020 #3
Capping off another shitty day. Brainfodder Mar 2020 #4
He picked a fine time to leave us treestar Mar 2020 #36
Also: You killed Kenny! You Bastard? Brainfodder Mar 2020 #37
;-( elleng Mar 2020 #5
She Believes in Me Stallion Mar 2020 #6
One of the best. montana_hazeleyes Mar 2020 #7
Dang, I did enjoy some of songs now and then. cstanleytech Mar 2020 #8
Why was he under the care of hospice? MiniMe Mar 2020 #9
RIP Kenny. I guess you knew when to fold em. olddad65 Mar 2020 #10
... littlemissmartypants Mar 2020 #11
A country music icon BumRushDaShow Mar 2020 #12
R.I.P. Kenny Rogers gademocrat7 Mar 2020 #13
Wow bucolic_frolic Mar 2020 #14
What? How old are you? How can anyone BusyBeingBest Mar 2020 #30
RIP Kenny... loved you with The First Edition MissMillie Mar 2020 #15
+ sinkingfeeling Mar 2020 #16
RIP Mr. Rogers PuffedMica Mar 2020 #17
And for those of us back in the day..................First Edition / Kenny Rogers turbinetree Mar 2020 #18
Yeah, when I told sis he had passed MissMillie Mar 2020 #19
I met him around 10 years ago....it was a surreal experience Mr. Ected Mar 2020 #20
Was his plastic surgery done at WalMart? Bengus81 Mar 2020 #44
Here's my favorite Kenny Rogers song: LuvNewcastle Mar 2020 #21
Mine too, because it tells a moving story. nt raccoon Mar 2020 #39
RIP Kenny Rogers The Genealogist Mar 2020 #22
. Laelth Mar 2020 #23
Very sad. yardwork Mar 2020 #24
... Talitha Mar 2020 #25
Sweet Music Man....I think his best IMO Bengus81 Mar 2020 #26
silent key AllaN01Bear Mar 2020 #27
Rest in Peace, Kenny Rogers, you gambler. DinahMoeHum Mar 2020 #28
RIP Kenny. kacekwl Mar 2020 #29
Damn, he was a hoot. PlanetBev Mar 2020 #31
In his final breath I found an ace that I could keep redstateblues Mar 2020 #32
Rest in Peace Kenny Rogers. iluvtennis Mar 2020 #33
RIP, see you at the poker table Demonaut Mar 2020 #34
Dolly Parton responds DesertRat Mar 2020 #35
And there's this... eggplant Mar 2020 #38
He was in "The First Edition" when I first heard him. Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2020 #40
Kenny? Kenny... Blue Owl Mar 2020 #41
As the words in the song say. "And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep." totodeinhere Mar 2020 #42
He knew when to fold 'em joanbarnes Mar 2020 #43

Brainfodder

(6,428 posts)
37. Also: You killed Kenny! You Bastard?
Sat Mar 21, 2020, 11:59 AM
Mar 2020

Would be quite something if....

Alas he is in final condition regardless.

MiniMe

(21,750 posts)
9. Why was he under the care of hospice?
Sat Mar 21, 2020, 04:03 AM
Mar 2020

The country singer-songwriter “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family” at 10:25 p.m. on Friday, his family announced on Twitter.

Mr. Ected

(9,680 posts)
20. I met him around 10 years ago....it was a surreal experience
Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:38 AM
Mar 2020

He was selling one of his Atlanta condos and my office handled the escrow. He came in with a small entourage of attorneys and was wearing a jogging suit. Years of plastic surgery had altered his facial features, and it took a few moments to really identify him. But then he smiled - and kept smiling - and spoke with us, and that beautiful Kenny Rogers voice was unmistakeable. For a few minutes we all got to hang out with him, and he was a kind, gentle soul with heart and humor. I wasn't his biggest fan, but that day I became one.

Rest in Peace, Kenny.

Bengus81

(7,153 posts)
44. Was his plastic surgery done at WalMart?
Sat Mar 21, 2020, 06:28 PM
Mar 2020

It was horrid and was unneeded. He looked damn good for an older guy and should have just gone with it.

DinahMoeHum

(22,073 posts)
28. Rest in Peace, Kenny Rogers, you gambler.
Sat Mar 21, 2020, 10:00 AM
Mar 2020
". . .You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done. . ."






#newrostrong

PlanetBev

(4,124 posts)
31. Damn, he was a hoot.
Sat Mar 21, 2020, 10:27 AM
Mar 2020

I liked his music and loved Kenny Rogers Roasters, his chicken restaurants. I was really bummed when they closed them.

Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

(110,817 posts)
40. He was in "The First Edition" when I first heard him.
Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:50 PM
Mar 2020

Quite different from the Country Western stuff he did later.

It blew the minds of a few young people I know when they found out he did 'Just dropped in (To See What condition my condition was in)"

totodeinhere

(13,200 posts)
42. As the words in the song say. "And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep."
Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:59 PM
Mar 2020

Kenny Rogers broke even and died in his sleep.

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