Dolly Parton- one half of the famous pair that recorded “Islands in the Stream” – recently posted a touching tribute for Kenny Rogers who died at age 81.
Kenny Rogers’s Health Issues
Kenny Rogers has had pressing health issues previously. Back in 2018, he had to cancel the remainder of the days of his ‘Gambler’s Last Deal’ parting tour because of unspecified “health challenges”. When he was compelled to cancel, Kenny jokingly said that he didn’t want to take forever to retire.
Kenny Rogers and His Work
The iconic vocalist was born and brought up in Houston. He was the 4th of 8 kids. He has 5 children of his own and got married 5 different times.
Kenny was initiated into the Country Music Hall of Fame in the year 2013, and in the year 2017, he was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. He’s also got 13 American Music Awards, 6 CMAs, and 3 Grammy awards, 2 of them for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Besides his singing career, Kenny also dallied in acting, appearing in films and on TV. Some of his well-known acting credits cover the title role in “Kenny Rogers as The Gambler” and an impressive guest-starring role on “The Muppet Show.”
Rogers was also a very flourishing businessman, who co-founded the chain of restaurants, Kenny Rogers Roasters.
Kenny was 81 years old.