Kenny Rogers (Dies At 81) Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Cause Of Death

Kenny Rogers Bio, Wiki, Age, Cause Of Death

Kenny Rogers Biography


Kenny Rogers, a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, passed away at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, on 20 March 2020. He was 81 years old. While the nation is in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19 did not cause him to die. Representative Keith Hogan told the Associated Press that he was being put into hospice care.

His family issued an official statement late Friday afternoon. They’ve written, “The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 p.m. at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”

In their public statement, Roger’s family noted that, due to coronavirus, they will be having an informal funeral for now. But that’s it. “they look forward to celebrating Kenny’s life publicly with his friends and fans at a later date.”

Rogers was born in Houston, Texas, on 21 Aug. 1938. He grew up in public housing with seven brothers, before becoming one of his generation’s most influential country musicians. For a career spanning six decades, Rogers nabbed more than 60 Top 40 hits, including The Gambler,” “Lady,” and “Island in the Stream.” The three-time recipient of the Grammy Award also received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for CMA Willie Nelson. His farewell tour, The Gambler’s Last Contract, was in 2015 but he continued to play years later. He survived by Wanda, his wife, and five children.

Kenny Rogers Wife 


Kenny Rogers was five times married (with each marriage lasting longer than the previous one) and had five kids. He married Janice Gordon on 15 May 1958; they divorced with one child in April 1960. In October 1960, Rogers married Jean Rogers and divorced her in 1963. He married Margo Anderson in October 1964 and divorced her with one child in 1976. Rogers married Marianne Gordon on 1 October 1977, divorcing her with one child in 1993. Rogers married Wanda Miller on 1 June 1997 for the fifth and final time. The couple had twin sons together

For more than 20 years, Kenny Rogers was married to Wanda Miller Rogers. Roger first met Wanda when she was in college, working at an Atlanta, Georgia restaurant. Once the singer came in for dinner for a blind date that didn’t go so well, she was working the evening hostess shift. Afterwards he called the Pricci Restaurant to leave his Wanda number. As he said to people, “She had the most beautiful smile. I just had to meet her.”

Wanda, who is his junior for 28 years, was unable to believe it, and thought it was a joke, and threw away his number. She recalled, “I came in the next day and they all said, ‘Kenny Rogers called asking about you.’ But finally, her co-workers made it clear that they weren’t kidding, and she called Kenny. They married on June 1, 1997, in Athens, Georgia. Together they share twin boys, Jordan and Justin, who were born in 2004.

Kenny Rogers Career

Rogers progressed from teenage rock’n’roll into psychedelic rock to become a country-pop crossover star of the 1970s and 1980s in a music career that dates back to the 1950s. He had a minor solo hit, “The Mad Feeling” in 1957. Rogers formed a jazz group named the Bobby Doyle Three after sales slowed down, having got a lot of work in clubs thanks to a strong fan base. The recording group for Columbia Records. They disbanded in 1965, and struggled for Mercury Records, entitled “Here’s The Rainy Day,” a 1966 jazzy rock single released by Rogers. Rogers has also performed for other musicians as a producer, writer and session musician, including country artists Mickey Gilley and Eddy Arnold. As a singer and a double bass player he joined the New Christy Minstrels in 1966.

Feeling that the Minstrels didn’t deliver the popularity they desired, Rogers and fellow members Mike Settle, Terry Williams and Thelma Camacho left the group in 1967 (later renamed “Kenny Rogers and the First Edition”). They were joined later by Kin Vassy. They chalked up a string of hits on pop and country charts, among them “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)”, “But You Know I Love You”, “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town”, “Tell It All, Brother”, “Reuben James”, and “Something’s Burning”.
Rogers began his solo career when the First Edition disbanded in 1976. He soon created a more middle-of – the-road sound that appealed to both the pop and country audiences. He has charted more than 60 top 40 individual hits (including two number ones—”Lady” and “Islands in the Stream”). His music has also been featured in top-selling movie soundtracks, such as Convoy, Urban Cowboy, and The Big Lebowski.
Kenny Rogers Cause Of Death

Rogers died in hospice care on 20 March 2020 at his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, a singer’s representative said in a statement. The family is holding a small private service at this time because of the national COVID-19 emergency, with a public memorial scheduled for a later date.
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