Lionel Richie performs emotional cover of ‘Lady’ in tribute to Kenny Rogers at the Grammys

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Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 1:52PM

In celebration of the life and music of Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie paid an emotional tribute to his dear friend as part of the "In Memoriam" segment at the Grammy Awards yesterday.

Taking to the stage at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the 71-year-old belted out Rogers' classic ballad 'Lady', which he wrote for the country music superstar.

The American Idol judge appeared in a long black trenchcoat, while the screen behind him showed pictures of 'The Gambler' hitmaker.

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"I miss you, Kenny," Richie said at the end of his performance. "I miss you, man."

Kenny and Lionel were close friends until Kenny died from natural causes on March 20, 2020. He was 81.