Country music star Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81.
His family took to Twitter on Saturday to confirm he’d passed away on Friday night from natural causes.
“The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25PM at the age of 81,” the post said.
“Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”
The singer-songwriter rose to fame in the late 1950s, working alongside jazz singer Bobby Doyle.
During his long and successful career, Rogers had a total of 24 number one hits and won three Grammy awards.
He topped the charts during the 1970s and 1980s but was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
Some of his greatest hits include ‘The Gambler’, ‘Through the Years’ and ‘Islands In The Stream’ which he sang alongside fellow country music icon Dolly Parton.
Parton and Rogers went on to collaborate on a number of projects over the years.
These included ‘Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember’ and 2013 single ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’.