Kenny Rogers

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Kenny Rogers
Rogers in January 1997
Kenneth Ray Rogers[1]

(1938-08-21)August 21, 1938
DiedMarch 20, 2020(2020-03-20) (aged 81)
Resting placeAshes scattered in Central Park, New York City
  • Janice Gordon
    (m. 1958; div. 1960)
  • Wanda Miller (m. 1997–2020)
Parent(s)Musical career
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
  • record producer
  • entrepreneur
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
Years active1956–2017

Kenny Rogers (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020) was a Grammy Award-winning country music singer and songwriter. His best known songs include "The Gambler" and "Lucille". He acted in several movies and television series. He owned a franchise of roast chicken restaurants called "Kenny Rogers Roasters".

On March 20, 2020, Rogers died under hospice care in Sandy Springs, Georgia from natural causes, aged 81.[2]

References[change | change source]

  2. Hall, Kristin M. (March 21, 2020). "Actor, singer, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81". ABC News. New York City: ABC. Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 21, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2020.