PITTSBURGH (AP) — Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop has died at 81.
A representative says Rogers died at home in Georgia on Friday night.READ MORE: KD Sunday Spotlight: Life Pittsburgh Giving Independence And Support To Seniors
The Houston-born balladeer with a husky voice had hits like “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” with Dolly Parton.READ MORE: The Black Market Returns For The Holidays To Showcase Local Black-Owned Businesses
He sold tens of millions of records and was the star of TV movies, making him a superstar in the late ‘70s and ’80s.
With his silver beard and folksy charm, the Grammy winner excelled as a musical stylist for more than six decades.MORE NEWS: Carnegie Museum Of Art Dazzles With Display Of Christmas Trees And Presepio
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