Sad news today, as country legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81. The man responsible for such classics as the Gambler, as well as modern post-ironic wink favourite Islands in the Stream died of natural causes.
“The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25PM at the age of 81,” an official statement said. “Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”
So here is the Gambler: