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Kenny Rogers’ Wife Wanda Posts Tribute to Husband on One Year Anniversary of His Death

by Katie Maloney
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It’s been one year since country music legend Kenny Rogers left us. His wife Wanda shares a post celebrating his life.

In a heartwarming tribute on social media, Wanda shared several photos of her late husband, Kenny. She shared photos of Kenny and herself, Kenny and his sons, and her family at Kenny’s funeral.

Along with the photos she wrote, ” A year ago.. our lives changed forever… but as KR always said..’you’re never gone until you’re forgotten’…we will always love you.”

Just like Wanda says, we’ll never forget you, Kenny Rogers,

Kenny Rogers Took His Twin Sons On Tour With Him

After 15 Grammy Award nominations, 25 CMA nominations, and 23 AMA nominations, Kenny Rogers announced his retirement in 2015. During the announcement, Kenny thanked his fans for all the years of support they gave him.

But he also shared that his main goal for retirement was to spend the rest of his years with his family.

“My life is about my wife and my 11-year-old twin boys right now,” said Rogers. “There are a lot of things I want to do together with them to create some special memories. I don’t have a bucket list of my own … I have a bucket list of things I want to do with them.”

As part of his retirement, Kenny Rogers embarked on his farewell tour, The Gambler’s Last Deal. After five decades of performing, Kenny wanted to give his fans the goodbye they all deserved. However, there was another reason why Kenny wanted to do one last tour.

During an interview, Kenny shared that he wanted to take his sons, Jordan and Justin, on tour and show them some incredible places. For most kids, a weekend fishing trip with dad would suffice. But the Rogers boys got the bonding experience of a lifetime.

“My goal is to spend some time with them and take them to some places they might not have gone to without me,” said Rogers. “So, they can look back someday and say, ‘My dad took me there.’ That, to me, is my legacy for them.”

Unfortunately, Kenny had to cut the tour short in 2018 due to health issues. He passed away on this day last year at the age of 81. Not only did the Country Music Hall of Famer leave a mark on the music world, but he also left his loving mark on his family.