One of the most renown singers of the 1960s, known for his signature tune Moon River, has passed away.
Andy Williams was 84.
He was one of the perennial favorites of the era, with a successful string of hit albums and even a TV show. He was regularly mentioned alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, and Elvis Presley. He was nominated for five Grammy awards and was the host of The Grammys for several years. Andy Williams was known for his hard work ethic and was quoted with the following…
“The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren’t there. Well, I was there all right, but my memory of them is blurred — not by any drugs I took but by the relentless pace of the schedule I set myself.”
Famous for his good looks almost as much as his easy tenor, Williams survived many of the stars of his era and continued on long after many of them had retired or fell by the wayside.
In late 2011, Williams announced that he was diagnosed with bladder cancer but would not let it slow him down one bit. He returned to the stage in 2012, celebrating a milestone 75th year in show business. Williams died Tuesday night at his home in Branson, Missouri.