U.S. Country Music Singers Don Williams And Troy Gentry Have Passed Away

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Award-winning country singer Don

Williams, who enjoyed great

success with his easy-going singing

style, has died aged 78.

A statement from his publicist Kirt

Webster said he died on Friday after a

short illness.

“The Country Music world mourns the

loss of one of its’ most distinctive song

stylists with the passing of Don Williams

after a short illness. He was 78.” reads

an official statement from Webster

Public Relations

Williams began his solo career in 1971,

amassing 17 number one country hits.

His songs such as Gypsy Woman and

Tulsa Time, were covered by singers

such as Eric Clapton and Pete


Williams, nicknamed “the Gentle Giant,”

had a rich voice, gentle delivery and

storytelling style. He toured sparingly, did

few media interviews and spent much of

his time on his farm west of Nashville.

Another country singer Troy Gentry of

Montgomery Gentry is dead at age 50

after a helicopter crash in southern New

Jersey on Friday.

The news of the death of 50-year-old

Troy Gentry has shocked country music

fans and artists.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm

that Troy Gentry, half of the popular

country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was

tragically killed in a helicopter crash

which took place at approximately

1:00pm today in Medford, New Jersey,” a

statement of the band’s website said.

It’s not immediately known what caused

the crash. TMZ reports investigators are

on the scene.

NJ.com reports Gentry was the

passenger on the helicopter and another

male, the pilot, also died in the crash.

It’s unclear if anyone else was on board.

According to the Daily News , Gentry was

on his way to a concert to perform with

his longtime musical partner, Eddie

Montgomery. Friday’s scheduled show at

the Flying W Airport and Resort has been


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