Fans who want to leave flowers on Kenny Rogers’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame can do so Saturday between Las Palmas Avenue and Cherokee Avenue, one block east of the Egyptian Theatre.
The longtime singing and acting star died late Friday at the age of 81, his family said.
“The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 p.m. at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” according to a message posted early Saturday on the star’s official website.
Rogers’ star at 6666 Hollywood Blvd. was dedicated on Sept. 14, 1979, under the category of recording artist.
Rogers sold more than 100 million records over his long career, mostly in the country genre. He recorded memorable duets with Dolly Parton and Sheena Easton, but will always be best-known for his smash-hit 1978 recording of Don Schlitz’ “The Gambler” and the 1980 made-for-television movie that followed, in which Rogers played the title role.
It was one of many television and film roles for Rogers.
Rogers performed his last concert in 2017. His chain of chicken restaurants, Kenny Rogers Roasters, went out of business in the United States but is still going in Asia.