Kenny Rogers was an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur who passed away tragically. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013 for his amazing contributions to music. Rogers was particularly popular with country audiences but also charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres, and topped the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone. He sold over 100 million records worldwide during his lifetime, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His fame and career spanned multiple genres: jazz, folk, pop, rock, and country. He remade his career time and time again and became one of the most successful cross-over artists of all time.
Rogers had acting roles in movies and television shows, including the title roles in Kenny Rogers as The Gambler and the MacShayne series for The NBC Mystery Movie, and the 1982 feature film Six Pack. He was a co-founder of the restaurant chain Kenny Rogers Roasters in collaboration with former Kentucky Fried Chicken CEO John Y. Brown Jr. Although the stores closed in the United States, they are still a fixture in Asia. Kenny Rogers had a net worth of $250 million at the time of his death in March 2020. Kenny Rogers died on March 20, 2020, at the age of 81.