Legendary “Moon River” Singer Andy Williams Dies At 84

American Legend, Andy Williams, best known for his interpretation of “Moon River” passed away at 84 today after battling bladder cancer. Born in 1927, Williams began singing professionally as a child in the 1930s as the youngest member of a quartet with his three brothers. After pursuing a solo career in the 1950s, Williams quickly became known for his softly melodic hits, “Charade,” “Dear Heart,” and “(Where Do I Begin) Love Story.” In 1961, he released what would become his calling card, “Moon River.” The romantic tune, sung in the classic film, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” won Williams an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy for Record of the Year. The following year, NBC gave the crooner his own television show, “The Andy Williams Show,” which won three Emmy Awards during its six year run. Throughout his career, Williams amassed eighteen gold and three platinum albums. The iconic musician will be sincerely missed.

By: D.D.

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