Kenny Rogers, whose husky voice carried him as a TV and music star across genres, has died at 81, a representative says
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Kenny Rogers, whose husky voice carried him as a TV and music star across genres, has died at 81, a representative says

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SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Kenny Rogers, whose husky voice carried him as a TV and music star across genres, has died at 81, a representative says.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on records and on TV, died Friday night. He was 81.

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