“ASAP Natin ‘To” on Sunday honored legendary singer-songwriter Kenny Rogers, who passed away last March 20.
Zsa Zsa Padilla led the tribute by singing “Through the Years,” which is one of the country music artist’s greatest hits.
According to his family, “Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”
Born in Houston, Texas, Rogers started his career in the late 1950s and quickly became active in rockabilly, jazz and other genres that he brought into his country style.
He went on to have 24 number one hits, was a six-time Country Music Association Awards winner and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
His easygoing ballads and constant touring won him mainstream pop appeal, as have his popular takes on Christmas standards.
Rogers also came to prominence through his collaboration with Parton and appearances on films and television programs including “The Muppet Show.”
Married five times, he is survived by his wife Wanda and five children, including twin boys. – With Agence France Presse