“Today I lost one of my closest friends So much laughter so many adventures to remember, my heart is broken… My prayers go out to Kenny’s Family,” Lionel Richie tweeted.
Other musicians including Blake Shelton, Reba, and Dolly Parton also shared tributes.
“Thank you for your friendship and your love. We are going to miss you but we are so happy you’re singing with the Angels in heaven. I can’t wait to see you again one of these days. Rest in peace my friend,” Reba tweeted.
Parton remembered her partner on the hit duet, “Islands in the Stream.”
“You never know how much you love somebody until they’re gone,” she wrote on Twitter
. “I’ve had so many wonderful years and wonderful times with my friend Kenny, but above all the music and the success I loved him as a wonderful man and a true friend.”
In a video posted along with the message, a visibly emotional Parton held a picture of herself with Rogers saying, “I know you are as sad as I am. But God bless you, Kenny, fly high into the arms of God.”Rogers was drafted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013, for what association authorities called a “particular, imposing voice.”
He had 24 No. 1 hits through his vocation and sold in excess of 50 million collections in the only us.
“Country Music has lost the great Kenny Rogers, who has forever left a mark on Country Music’s history,” the Country Music Association said in a statement.
“His family and friends are in our thoughts during this difficult time.”
A portion of his hits included “Woman,” “Lucille,” “We’ve Got Tonight” and “As the years progressed.” His 1978 tune “The Gambler” motivated different TV motion pictures, with Rogers as the principle character.
In 1985, he took an interest in the first account of “We Are the World,” alongside in excess of three dozen specialists. In 2015, Rogers reported his retirement.
“I’ve been so lucky to have enjoyed such a long career and to have such amazing support from my fans and all who have helped me along the way, but there comes a time when I need to focus on spending time with my family,” he said.
“My life is about my wife and my 11-year-old twin boys right now. There are a lot of things I want to do together with them to create some special memories. I don’t have a bucket list of my own … I have a bucket list of things I want to do with them.”
Rogers’ family designs a little, private assistance out of worry for the Coronavirus Pandemic
. They will commend his life freely with his companions and fans sometime in the future, his marketing expert said.