Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81. His family announced the news in a statement saying he died Friday night from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by family.
Long time friend and collaborator Dolly Parton shared a touching tribute to Kenny saying “I Will Always Love You.”
So you be safe with God and just know that I will always love you, dolly.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 21, 2020
Kenny, Go rest high on that mountain. Please tell mama and daddy hi for me. Thank you for your friendship and your love. We are going to miss you but we are so happy you’re singing with the Angels in heaven. Can’t wait to see you again one of these days. Rest in peace my friend. pic.twitter.com/hCNtBayZ8i
— Reba (@reba) March 21, 2020
I can’t express on twitter the impact Kenny Rogers the artist and the man had on me. He was always very kind and fun to be around. Rest In Peace Gambler…
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) March 21, 2020
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) March 21, 2020
One of the greatest honors of my career. RIP Gambler. One of a kind artist. https://t.co/kHfoW9HMdc
— Justin Moore (@JustinColeMoore) March 21, 2020
— Zac Brown Band (@zacbrownband) March 21, 2020
I’m very sad to learn that @_KennyRogers has passed away. Kenny was a friend who helped me in so many ways early on. He was always funny, kind and full of advice. Kenny’s legacy of great music will live on forever. My deepest condolences to Wanda & family. #RIPKennyRogers pic.twitter.com/lZo6XI3yma
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) March 21, 2020