Singer Andy Williams has passed away at the age of 84. Williams died Tuesday night in his home in Branson, Missouri after a year-long battle with bladder cancer.
Williams was best known for his song "Moon River", but had many other hits including "Butterfly", "Canadian Sunset", and "Can't Get Used to Losing You". He gained 18 gold records and three platinum, and he was nominated for five Grammy awards. Williams was also the host of the variety program "The Andy Williams Show", which earned three Emmy awards.
LISTEN to a clip from "The Andy Williams Show":
READ a statement from Andy Williams' publicist Paul Shefrin on his passing:
"Legendary singer Andy Williams passed away last night (Tuesday) at home in Branson, Missouri following a year long battle with bladder cancer, it was announced by his family. Williams, 84, who also had a residence in La Quinta, California, is survived by his wife Debbie and his three children, Robert, Noelle and Christian. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. For information go to http://www.bcan.org."
READ a statement from Missouri Senator Roy Blunt on the passing of Andy Williams:
"Andy Williams was a great man, a great entertainer, and a great businessman. Having started his career as a young boy singing with his brothers in Iowa, Andy Williams spent his life entertaining countless fans in Branson and around the world. Andy Williams was a great friend, and he will be missed."
WATCH Andy Williams perform "Moon River":
WATCH Andy Williams perform "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year":