Andy Williams Dies
September 26, 2012 at 9:46 AM (PT)
ANDY WILLIAMS has died following a battle with bladder cancer, his family has announced. WILLIAMS was 84.
WILLIAMS is survived by his wife DEBBIE and his three children, ROBERT, NOELLE and CHRISTIAN.
PEOPLE MAGAZINE notes, "With 17 gold and three platinum records to his name, WILLIAMS enjoyed his golden years playing golf and dividing his time between LA QUINTA, CA and BRANSON, MO, where he appeared at his ANDY WILLIAMS MOON RIVER THEATER since 1992.
NARM Pres. JIM DONIO commented WILLIAMS' passing:
"From ‘Moon River’ to some of the most iconic holiday classics of all time, ANDY WILLIAMS has left an indelible mark on popular music. At the height of his career, ANDY performed at the annual NARM Convention and received NARM’s Best Selling Male Vocalist Award from a pool of nominees that included ELVIS PRESLEY, FRANK SINATRA, RAY CHARLES and TONY BENNETT. He also was nominated for Best Selling Album for ‘Days of Wine and Roses.’ Our condolences go out to all ANDY’s family and friends."