Skip to comments.Breaking: Publicist Confirms Andy Williams has Died
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
I thought he died a few weeks ago.Sad...he did some good stuff.
Soooo sad. He seemed a good man.
Loved his voice (and his snowflake sweaters).
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.
RIP Moon River.
“Canadian Sunset” brings back memories of better times for me.
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.
Saw him a few years ago at his Moon River Theater in Branson. Still had great pipes. RIP
An Iowa boy who made good.
One of the first albums I ever had was Andy Williams......
Wow. We would sit for hours listening to the records my dad had of him.
Rest in Peace, Andy.
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.”
Rest in peace Mr. Williams.
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.
Good singer. Good man. Murderess, Claudine Longet, didn’t deserve his loyalty.
I had that album. That was when you actually could understand the words in songs.
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