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Kenny Rogers’ family issued a statement today saying that they will have a very small private memorial and that due to the COVID-19 pandemic will postpone a big memorial gathering till the later date.

They said in the statement, “The family is planning a small private service at this time out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency. They look forward to celebrating Kenny’s life publicly with his friends and fans at a later date.”

Rogers died on Friday evening (3/20) at the age of 81.

Many in country music have been paying tribute to Kenny including Brad Paisley who played “The Gambler” on the Opry Saturday night and Vince Gill who performed “Sweet Music Man” on the same show.