Wednesday, September 26, 2012

'Moon River' singer Andy Williams dies at 84

American singer Andy Williams has died at the age of 84 on his home in Branson, Missouri on Wednesday, September 25, 2012.

The "Moon River" singer passed away after a year-long battle with bladder cancer.

Born in Wall Lake, Iowa, Williams launched a solo career in 1952 and had several hit singles, including his Oscar-winning rendition of "Moon River" from the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

He recorded eighteen Gold and three Platinum-certified albums, and hosted "The Andy Williams Show", a TV variety show, from 1962 to 1971. He was also well-known in the 1970s and '80s for his Christmas television specials.

He also hosted the Grammys, the Golden Globes and the People's Choice Awards numerous times.

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

Fans on Twitter are saying farewell to their "huckleberry friend."

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