In the words of those who have passed ... 2020 edition, part 1 by Egantx7

Question 9

So I handed him my bottle

And he drank down my last swallow

Then he bummed a cigarette

And asked me for a light

And the night got deathly quiet

And his face lost all expression

Singer, originally in 1978, who took this to #1

Kenny Rogers ("The Gambler")