Andy Williams parlayed his silky voice and casual style into a long career as a hit recording artist, star of an Emmy-winning TV show and live performer.
Williams, who announced in late 2011 that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer, died Tuesday, September 25 at his home in Branson, Mo., his family announced. He was 84.
For me and much of the world, Andy Williams was the sound of Christmas in my childhood home. Additionally, he has perpetuated my sentimental yearnings for New York City through Breakfast at Tiffany’s “Moon River” over the years. But he has been so much more to us. His unmatched longevity in the music industry is an inspiration as is his gift for helping other singers succeed. His legacy will live on but he will be missed. Farewell, Andy.
For more on Andy Williams, here’s a post from the LA Times.