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Breaking: Publicist Confirms Andy Williams has Died
OzarksFirst.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | KOLR10 News

Posted on 09/26/2012 6:31:12 AM PDT by John W

BRANSON, Mo. -- Legendary crooner Andy Williams, has died, his publicist confirmed this morning. Williams had been battling bladder cancer. He died at his home in Branson.

Paul Shefrin issued this statement:

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: andywilliams; cancer; moonriver; music; obituary
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1 posted on 09/26/2012 6:31:15 AM PDT by John W
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To: John W

I thought he died a few weeks ago.Sad...he did some good stuff.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 6:32:51 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: John W

Soooo sad. He seemed a good man.

Loved his voice (and his snowflake sweaters).

RIP.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 6:32:58 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: kronos77; mass55th; Perdogg; DollyCali; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; ...

ping


4 posted on 09/26/2012 6:33:50 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: John W

I am profoundly saddened by this news. The world is a better place for his having passed through; a sadder place for his having passed on. He had class — and that is a rare commodity in today’s world.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 6:34:19 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: John W

RIP Moon River.


6 posted on 09/26/2012 6:34:54 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (November 6th is the tipping point for freedom in America.)
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To: OB1kNOb

“Canadian Sunset” brings back memories of better times for me.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 6:38:37 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: John W

I used to love his Christmas specials as a little girl.

I think if men knew how much women appreciate guys who can sing, there would be a whole lot more guys taking voice lessons.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 6:38:55 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: OB1kNOb

Saw him a few years ago at his Moon River Theater in Branson. Still had great pipes. RIP


9 posted on 09/26/2012 6:40:01 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: married21

An Iowa boy who made good.


10 posted on 09/26/2012 6:40:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: John W
So sad. Grew up watching The Andy Williams Show with The Osmonds...loved the Christmas specials.

:..(

11 posted on 09/26/2012 6:41:17 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: John W

One of the first albums I ever had was Andy Williams......


12 posted on 09/26/2012 6:41:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: John W

Wow. We would sit for hours listening to the records my dad had of him.

Rest in Peace, Andy.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 6:43:35 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: John W

from Wikipedia:

While close friends with the Democratic Kennedys, Williams is a lifelong Republican. On September 29, 2009, Williams was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as accusing President Barack Obama of “following Marxist theory” and “wanting the country to fail”. He gave Rush Limbaugh permission to use his recording of the song “Born Free” for the theme to the “Animal Rights Update” on his Limbaugh’s radio show – in which a portion of the song is then followed by gunfire – saying “Hey, it’s fine with me. I love what you’re doing with it.”


14 posted on 09/26/2012 6:45:52 AM PDT by kidd
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To: John W

Rest in peace Mr. Williams.


15 posted on 09/26/2012 6:47:23 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: The Working Man
“Canadian Sunset” is a great song! I was introduced to it by Ferrante and Teicher and it is one of my most endeared songs to this day. I'm glad there are some other folks that remember that wonderful song.
16 posted on 09/26/2012 6:49:15 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: John W

17 posted on 09/26/2012 6:49:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: John W

I know he saw things from our side politically, but my uncle who worked in a hotel where lots of celebrities stayed found him to be one of the most arrogant and unpleasant men he ever met. Must’ve been pretty bad because he kept telling the story years after he retired, which he would not have done with most people.


18 posted on 09/26/2012 6:51:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: John W

Good singer. Good man. Murderess, Claudine Longet, didn’t deserve his loyalty.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 6:53:53 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: JoeProBono

I had that album. That was when you actually could understand the words in songs.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 6:54:26 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: John W
Moon River....

So long Andy. RIP.

21 posted on 09/26/2012 6:56:03 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
...one of the most arrogant and unpleasant men he ever met.

Another celebrated and outwardly congenial crooner, Bing Crosby, also had a dark side.

22 posted on 09/26/2012 6:56:49 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: John W

I do not know the details of Andy’s death, but I do know that bladder cancer is very treatable if caught early.

If you see blood in your urine GO TO A DOCTOR.

If your doctor gives you antibiotics, GO TO A UROLOGIST.

In this case, modesty kills.


23 posted on 09/26/2012 6:57:01 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Mitt has dogs for pets - Obama had them for lunch)
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To: Jane Long

His version of “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is my favorite Christmas tune.


24 posted on 09/26/2012 6:58:43 AM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: John W

“Moon River”. “Love Story”. “Born Free”. “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”.

The Andy Williams Christmas Special.

Memories of a childhood long past. The world is a gray place.

RIP, Andy, and thank you.


25 posted on 09/26/2012 7:01:29 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Red Badger
I was looking through some albums(the original kind) in a store yesterday and kept finding ones by Andy Williams. He had a smooth voice.

Moon River
26 posted on 09/26/2012 7:03:44 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: John W

God bless, you, Andy Williams. And thank you on this Rosh Hashanah. May the sound of the shofar awaken us all from our slumbers and alert us to the coming judgment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y75RYb92gts


27 posted on 09/26/2012 7:05:34 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

All those that paid a real tribute to Christmas and family are leaving us. Wonderful person with a great voice. Is indeed sad.


28 posted on 09/26/2012 7:06:27 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: John W

His greatest accomplishment was introducing the world to The Flying Silverman Brothers.


29 posted on 09/26/2012 7:08:24 AM PDT by kingcanuteus
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To: kevao
It's the Most WOnderful TIme of the Year
30 posted on 09/26/2012 7:16:16 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: married21
“I think if men knew how much women appreciate guys who can sing, there would be a whole lot more guys taking voice lessons.”

I once overheard my wife describing me to another woman. One
of the first things she mentioned was that I sang. I was
surprised that she found that important.

31 posted on 09/26/2012 7:24:26 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: John W
I always thought this song was funny when I was a small child: MUSIC TO WATCH GIRLS BY

We listened to this tape on a summer vacation to Glacier Park and Banff.

32 posted on 09/26/2012 7:27:13 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: John W

He befriended those evil Osmonds and made them stars.

j/k

He was one of the greats.


33 posted on 09/26/2012 7:31:40 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: married21

I met Mr. Williams at my restaurant in the mid 70’s.. He had appeared at a concert here in Houston.. Upon arriving with a large group, I had to inform them that we had a waiting line that might take a bit of time..

He asked me if I was Italian.. I was really confused with the question, and knowing that the question was a bit rhetorical because, most folks say I am the embodiment of a typical Italian male.. cough.. Tall, dark, and handsome? You might think that, but only if you were Ray Charles..

No, it’s because my name reeks of garlic and oregano, and my name appeared everywhere there was room on any flat surface, and my waiters kiss my ring when I seat the customers at their station.. :)

He then asked me if he would have to wait if he were Frank Sinatra.. I response was “Frank who”, and we all laughed..

Anyway, several waiting customers volunteered to wave their position in line if he would take a picture with them, or sign an autograph, or sing a song for the gathering..

I was more than a little embarrassed and I started to intercept that line of question, but he smiled and put his hands up and questioned which would they want him to start with.. WHAT?

We had a wonderful ensemble of strolling violins, and after he had a few words with the leader, he began to sing, while walking table to table taking pictures and signing anything the grateful patrons put before him.. It was a magic evening with a gracious man and without question, a living legend..


34 posted on 09/26/2012 7:31:42 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b

Beautiful story, carlo3b

RIP Mr Williams!


35 posted on 09/26/2012 7:40:58 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: John W

I met him once. He was a sweet guy, and provided many a romantic soundtrack and happy times for families. God’s blessings to his own family and friends who are mourning the loss.


36 posted on 09/26/2012 7:46:42 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: hattend

Thank you my dear FRiend.. Many so-called celebrities were far from friendly and most were obnoxious egomaniacs that caused major disruptions when they graced us with their unwelcome presence..

There were many pleasant surprises, but they were very few, and were already known with established reputations, and obvious talents.. The upstarts and flash-hitters, were predictable jerks..

Memories.. sigh.. :)


37 posted on 09/26/2012 7:58:42 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Perdogg

Sad news. RIP Mr. Williams.


38 posted on 09/26/2012 8:04:54 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Girlene; kevao
Thanks...I certainly miss that hap, happiest season, of all.

Christmases haven't seemed as merry and bright the past four years :(

I think I'll watch Andy Williams' Christmas Special reruns, this year.

39 posted on 09/26/2012 8:07:59 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

You never know. People go through phases... have bad moments. I cringe remembering times I have spoken rudely to my wife or friends. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt.


40 posted on 09/26/2012 8:14:32 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: rockybalmon

I just loved Moon River.

I grew up watching his shows. Mom had all his albums.


42 posted on 09/26/2012 8:41:37 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Jane Long; All



LOVE STORY
43 posted on 09/26/2012 8:44:34 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: John W

This is so sad. We loved Andy Williams. A true class act.
His style of singing is gone and the words that he sang are no longer written. What a pity. RIP Mr. Williams.


44 posted on 09/26/2012 8:46:47 AM PDT by nicksaunt
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To: John W
Yet another loss from a better time in both entertainment...and America.

Rest in peace Mr. Williams.

45 posted on 09/26/2012 9:45:55 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: John W

Given the recent Neil Young/Neil Armstrong mixup, are we sure it wasn’t Andy Samberg who died?


46 posted on 09/26/2012 9:57:56 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: John W

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duwklfM7Qg8
Andy Williams & The Osmonds - Lida Rose (1964)
Introducing a very young Marie Osmond


47 posted on 09/26/2012 10:16:53 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: John W

Thanks for the memories, Andy. RIP


48 posted on 09/26/2012 10:19:20 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: carlo3b

I juust read you post to my sister. She is a huge Andy Williams fan and it almost brought her to tears. He is a true loss. Thanks for posting and I hope you and yours are all great!


49 posted on 09/26/2012 11:21:44 AM PDT by nicksaunt
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To: John W

S&G, Andy Williams - Scarborough Fair / Canticle - Live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_T7HgZKZjo&feature=related

Andy Williams with Peter, Paul & Mary - Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06k2rr6iRBs

Garota de Ipanema, Jobim & Williams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfvECcCmAvA


50 posted on 09/26/2012 3:07:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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