Country music legend, Kenny Rogers, who dominated the pop and country charts in the 1970s and 1980s has died aged 81.

His family confirmed his death in a statement on Saturday

Rogers’ family is planning a small private service because of the coronavirus pandemic with a public memorial planned for a later date.

Kenny, who has been married five times is survived by his last wife Wanda Miller and five children, Carole, 60, Kenny Jr., 55, Christopher Cody, 37, and 14-year-old identical twin sons, Jordan and Justin.

American country singer Kenny Rogers sings on stage during a concert on November 8 1981 at the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor Michigan