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'National treasure' Andy Williams dies of bladder cancer at age 84
foxnews.com ^ | 9/26/12 | ap/foxnews

Posted on 09/26/2012 8:36:50 AM PDT by ColdOne

Clean-cut crooner Andy Williams, whose performance of "Moon River" became a pop music classic, has died at the age of 84.

"[Williams] passed away last night (Tuesday) at home in Branson, Missouri following a year long battle with bladder cancer," his rep said in a statement to FoxNews.com.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andywilliams; music; obituary
R.I.P. Sad.
1 posted on 09/26/2012 8:36:52 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

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


2 posted on 09/26/2012 8:39:35 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ColdOne

I understand he was a lifelong Republican who called Obama a Marxist.

God bless his soul.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 8:40:54 AM PDT by diamond6 (Freerepublic.com and Hillbuzz.org are my go to sites for conservative news.)
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To: ColdOne

One of the enduring memories of my childhood was watching his show with my family every week. And Donny and Marie owe him big-time. Spider Sabich, not so much...


4 posted on 09/26/2012 8:43:09 AM PDT by jagusafr (Never apologize for speaking the truth)
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To: ColdOne

A good man whom God has spared from having to be here to see the Nation he loved humiliated and finally brought low...... Don’t pity him, pity the living.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 8:44:58 AM PDT by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....MiE (Mainer in Exile))
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To: ColdOne

A good man whom God has spared from having to be here to see the Nation he loved humiliated and finally brought low...... Don’t pity him, pity the living.


6 posted on 09/26/2012 8:45:04 AM PDT by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....MiE (Mainer in Exile))
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To: ColdOne

I remember Dad playing his Christmas Carols on the old “hi-fi”, back in the 60s. Rip, Andy.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 8:47:51 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office!)
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To: ColdOne

RIP from one man once married to an insanely beautiful but crazy as hell woman to another who knows how that is

Godspeed Moon River..

you helped provide a sounbdtrack for my youth and my parents adulthood..a very warm and fond one..thank you so much


8 posted on 09/26/2012 8:53:22 AM PDT by wardaddy (this is a perfect window for Netanyahu to bomb Iran..I hereby give my go ahead..thanks Muzzie idiots)
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To: ColdOne

Sad, but at 84, not unexpected considering the bladder cancer. My Mom passed at the same age with bladder cancer, and I’ll tell you, she seemed almost relieved to not have to put up with the disease any more. That cancer is a real bummer.

Yes indeed, R.I.P. to a remarkably talented man.


9 posted on 09/26/2012 8:56:53 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: diamond6

The pride of Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills High School. Great guy and a great conservative.


10 posted on 09/26/2012 9:31:06 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: ColdOne
May he rest in peace.

There never will be singers like him again.

11 posted on 09/26/2012 9:31:19 AM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: EggsAckley

Prayers for Andy Williams, RIP

In Paradisum deducant te Angeli...


12 posted on 09/26/2012 9:37:25 AM PDT by delcopatriot
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To: ColdOne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFtb3EtjEic


13 posted on 09/26/2012 9:41:20 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: diamond6; ColdOne
I understand he was a lifelong Republican who called Obama a Marxist.

God bless his soul.

It is sad to lose these icons I grew up with... especially the conservative ones.

I especially loved Andy's Christmas specials in the early 70s. I'm sorry we never got a chance to see his Christmas spectacular in Branson... we had hoped to travel from Connecticut to Branson "someday".

Rest in peace, Andy...

14 posted on 09/26/2012 9:43:29 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: diamond6

No, Diamond6, I think you’re mistaken. Andy Williams was a life long DEMOCRAT, he actively supported Robert Kennedy for President in the late ‘60’s.. and sang “Ava Maria” at his funeral. While Mr. Williams may have changed his mind regarding Democrats since he has been living in Missouri these recent past years, I’ve not heard what he currently thought about Obama..although, I’ve heard that he DID support Obama in 2008...


15 posted on 09/26/2012 10:44:51 AM PDT by Biblical Calvinist (Soli Deo Gloria !)
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To: ColdOne
Even the Simpsons character Nelson Muntz is a huge Andy Williams fan:


16 posted on 09/26/2012 10:57:31 AM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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To: Biblical Calvinist

I read a story from the AP today that said he was a life long Republican, he did support Robert Kennedy and sang Battle Hymn Republic at his funeral, and did call Obama a Marxist. Based upon that background I doubt seriously he supported Obama, but that’s what I know.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 11:23:24 AM PDT by diamond6 (Freerepublic.com and Hillbuzz.org are my go to sites for conservative news.)
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To: Biblical Calvinist
From Wikipedia:

Williams was close friends with Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy, campaigning in 1968 for Kennedy's presidential campaign. Williams was among the celebrities who were present in Los Angeles at the Ambassador Hotel on the night Sirhan Sirhan shot and mortally wounded RFK in June 1968. Williams solemnly sang "Battle Hymn of the Republic" at RFK's funeral, by request of widow Ethel. By August 1969, over a year after Bobby Kennedy's death, Andy and Claudine named their newborn son 'Bobby' Williams. The Williams' friendship with Ethel Kennedy endured, with Williams even serving as escort to Ethel, during events in the 1970s. He also raised funds for George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign, performing at benefit concerts.[23]

While close friends with the Democratic Kennedys, Williams called himself a lifelong Republican.[24] On September 29, 2009, he was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as accusing President Barack Obama of "following Marxist theory" and "wanting the country to fail".[25][26] 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." The record company later blocked Limbaugh's use of the recording.[27]

So, it appears he's had a mixed political history. He himself called himself "a lifelong Republican". If he supported Obama in 2008, he turned on him fast.

18 posted on 09/26/2012 11:30:53 AM PDT by diamond6 (Freerepublic.com and Hillbuzz.org are my go to sites for conservative news.)
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To: diamond6

Diamond6, you’re correct, I’ve come to believe that I was mistaken in this situation, especially after reading the wiki that you posted..and hearing Rush this morning, as he talk about Andy Williams. I’m glad that I was wrong..Mr. Williams was one of the best singers I’ve ever heard, and he will be missed.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 12:39:46 PM PDT by Biblical Calvinist (Soli Deo Gloria !)
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To: Uriah_lost

I’m almost glad my father (Gunnery Sergeant, USMC 1943-65) didn’t see this.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 2:59:34 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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To: ColdOne

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


21 posted on 09/26/2012 3:01:50 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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To: diamond6

Indeed. Glad to see him on Huckabee within the past few years telling us about this.

So little time indeed....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j51HN3sRBr8


22 posted on 09/26/2012 5:32:18 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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