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Post by Merlin Wed 26 Sep 2012, 15:51

Sad news.....

US Crooner Andy Williams Dies
Sky News – 21 minutes ago

US Crooner Andy Williams Dies
Andy Williams, singer of Moon River and Can't Take My Eyes Off You, has died aged 84.
Publicist, Paul Shefrin, said the legendary crooner and TV host died at his home in Missouri following a year-long battle with bladder cancer.
Williams began singing with his brothers as a child, and his easy style and mellow voice led former US president Ronald Reagan to call him "a national treasure".
Last November Williams told the crowd at a show at the Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, that he had bladder cancer.
In a surprise appearance he vowed to return this year to celebrate his 75th year in show business.
He told the audience that people with cancer "are getting through this thing".
"They're kicking it, and they're winning more and more every year. And I'm going to be one of them."
The silver-haired singer missed planned performances earlier last autumn with an undisclosed medical condition.
It was an emotional night at the venue, which was opened by the singer himself in 1992 and named after his most famous song.
There was a standing ovation from a nearly full house.
The singer had a string of hits in the 1950s and 1960s, including a UK number one in 1957 with Butterfly.
His other Top 10 hits include Can't Get Used To Losing You, Almost There and Can't Take My Eyes Off You.
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Post by MM Wed 26 Sep 2012, 16:33

i loved Andy Williams and I have his Christmas album that he did with his brothers. Andy Williams is from the Cincinnati area (Cheviot suburb). Another homeboy is gone to his eternal rest.
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Post by melbert Wed 26 Sep 2012, 17:24

I loved Andy. Such a voice and what a personality. I'm sad.

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Post by LornaDoone Wed 26 Sep 2012, 18:38

RIP - Branson is probably in shock right now too!

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Post by Maggy Wed 26 Sep 2012, 19:14

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Post by Joanna Wed 26 Sep 2012, 21:09

Ah how sad to lose a Gem like Andy Williams. flower

He's left a wonderful legacy of music and TV Shows.
God Bless him.
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Post by it's me Wed 26 Sep 2012, 21:21

God Bless him!!!

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Post by Atalante Wed 26 Sep 2012, 21:52

Tears of frustration
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Post by amaretti Wed 26 Sep 2012, 22:15

God Bless him . ! RIP The King of easy listening , smooth and easy voice . A sad loss he was still performing . Think of all those Christmas shows .

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Post by Merlin Thu 27 Sep 2012, 07:11

I've loved him for over 40 years and was made up to see him in concert here in Liverpool about 6 years ago - he was fantastic.
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Post by fluffy Thu 27 Sep 2012, 13:50

I've seen him too Merlin, he was great even though he was certainly 70-80's. It just makes me think of what George said that if you live too long, those around you will be gone. He did have a wonderful voice. Like a Star @ heaven
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