Kenny Rogers' wife Wanda posts tribute to the late country music icon one year after his passing | Daily Mail Online

Kenny Rogers’ wife Wanda posts tribute to the late country music icon one year after his passing | Daily Mail Online

It has been one year since the tragic passing of country music icon Kenny Rogers. 

And on Saturday, his wife Wanda Miller Rogers posted an emotional tribute to her late husband on Instagram, sharing a selection of family photos.

‘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,’ the widow captioned the album of snaps.

Tribute: Kenny Rogers’ wife Wanda posted an emotional tribute to her late husband on Saturday to commemorate the one year anniversary of his tragic passing, including this sweet photo of the country music icon with twin sons Jordan and Justin

Changed forever: ‘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,’ the widow captioned the touching post; Kenny and Wanda are seen here in 2014

Wanda included a throwback portrait of Kenny hugging their twin sons Jordan and Justin, as well as a heartbreaking snap of the family paying their respects to the late star’s casket during a memorial service. 

Rogers died of natural causes at his home in Sandy Springs, in northern Fulton County, Georgia, at the age of 81. 

‘Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,’ read his family’s statement at the time. 

Heartbreaking: Wanda included a throwback portrait of Kenny hugging their twin sons Jordan and Justin, as well as a heartbreaking snap of the family paying their respects to the late star’s casket during a memorial service

Gone too soon: The star died of natural causes at his home in Sandy Springs, in northern Fulton County, Georgia, under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family at the age of 81

Kenny’s family and team also posted a lengthy message celebrating his memory on the late star’s Instagram.

‘It’s so hard to believe it’s been a year since Kenny left us. As you can imagine, some days are better than others, so we wholeheartedly thank you for your thoughts, prayers and support over the last year,’ the caption read.

‘It means so much to us. The memories of Kenny and the kind words you’ve shared have inspired and uplifted us…brought tears to our eyes and made us laugh. No matter what we’re going through on any particular day, we know we will never stop missing him, and we’ll forever celebrate the person he was and his extraordinary musical legacy. We can all take some comfort in knowing the music lives on!,’ said the message alongside a stoic photo of Rogers.

Thanks: ‘It’s so hard to believe it’s been a year since Kenny left us. As you can imagine, some days are better than others, so we wholeheartedly thank you for your thoughts, prayers and support,’ read a message from Kenny’s family and team on the late star’s Instagram

Family: Kenny and Wanda tied the knot in 1997 and have remained together since. The singer and 52-year-old beauty are parents to  their 15-year-old identical twin sons

Kenny and Wanda tied the knot in 1997 and remained together ever since.

The singer and 53-year-old beauty are parents to their 15-year-old identical twin sons.

The late musician had been married five times throughout his life and is also the father to three other children.

Family man: The late musician had been married five times throughout his life and is also the father to three other children

Age difference: Kenny revealed in 2014 that initially when he began dating Wanda, her parents did not approve. ‘Her parents are two years younger than me,’ he exclaimed to Fox News

Kenny revealed in 2014 that initially when he began dating Wanda, her parents did not approve.

‘Her parents are two years younger than me,’ he exclaimed to Fox News.

‘They called me when we started dating and said, “We want you to know we didn’t appreciate what you’re doing with our daughter,” and I said, “First of all I don’t blame you. I don’t think I would either but I will make you a promise. I will never lie to her and I will never lie to you.”‘

Convincing the parents: ‘They called me when we started dating and said, “We want you to know we didn’t appreciate what you’re doing with our daughter,” and I said, “I will never lie to her and I will never lie to you,'” he said about swaying Wanda’s parents

Legacy: The husky-voiced balladeer retired from touring in 2017 after a 60-year career spanning jazz, folk, country and pop, with hits like, The Gambler, Lucille, and Lady

The husky-voiced balladeer retired from touring in 2017 after a 60-year career spanning jazz, folk, country and pop, with hits like, The Gambler, Lucille, and Islands in the Stream with Dolly Parton.

Kenny sold tens of millions of albums, won three Grammys and was the star of TV movies based on The Gambler and other songs, earning him super stardom in the 70s and 80s.

The Grammy Awards paid tribute to the music icon during last week’s ceremony, with longtime friend Lionel Richie singing an emotional rendition of the 1980 hit Lady.

Grammys tribute: The Grammy Awards paid tribute to the music icon during last week’s ceremony, with longtime friend Lionel Richie singing during the In Memorium section of the event

Paying respects: The 71-year-old singer performed an emotional rendition of the 1980 hit Lady, which he wrote and produced for Rogers

Kenny Rogers’ wife Wanda posts tribute to the late country music icon one year after his passing

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