The american singer Kenny Rogers, a country music legend, died Friday at age 81 of natural causes, after days under palliative care.
“Rogers passed away peacefully at his home of natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family”, reported in a release your signature SKH Music.
Owner of a successful career of six decades, also a bassist and composer he is remembered in Cuba for hits such as Lady, This woman and She believes in me. Managed to put 24 themes in the number one of the lists of success and won six Grammy awards.
In addition, he participated in the project We are the world (Are the world), song that american musicians recorded in 1985 to raise funds to alleviate famine in Africa, and that the cubans called it The 46, by the number of interpreters that were added.
Collaborated in successful duets with figures of american culture as important as Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Country Music in 2013.
In 2015, in an interview to Today NBC, announced his retirement to rest and spend more time with their children.
“I’ve done this long enough,” he said.
Rogers was born in the city of Houston, Texas, on August 21, 1938. Started by integrating the band the First Edition, until the group broke up. Then began a successful solo career, whose first hit was the ballad country Lucillein 1977.
He was a superstar in the 70s and 80s, decades in which he combined his work as a singer and music producer with acting, starring in several movies for television.
However, he always considered himself first and foremost a country singer, recalled The Associated Press.
“Or you do what everyone else is doing and do it better, or do you do what nobody else is doing and not invite the comparison,” he said in 2015.
The family is planning a small private service due to national emergency by the coronavirus. At a later date will celebrate the life of Kenny Rogers publicly with their friends and followers.