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Andy Williams dies aged 84

Legendary easy listening crooner Andy Williams has died of cancer aged 84

Andy Williams, legendary vocalist, famous for his renditions of such easy listening classics as Moon River and Can't Take Me Eyes Off Of You has passed away after a long battle with bladder cancer. The singer, aged 84, had been battling the cancer since November last year. He died in his home in Branson, Missouri on Tuesday September 25th.

Williams recorded his first single in 1953, but didn't find great success until three years later with his third single Canadian Sunset reaching #7 on the US Billboard Chart. This was followed by his first Billboard #1 with Butterfly in 1957, after which his career went from strength to strength, the 60s seeing him becoming an immensely popular singer worldwide. He went on to put out 18 albums which were certified gold and three which were certified platinum. In total, he recorded 42 studio albums. In the UK, his career received something of a resurgence in the late 90s when his track Music To Watch Girls Go By was used to soundtrack a car ad, ushering in an easy listening revival.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie, and his three children, Robert, Noelle and Christian.

 


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