Music world mourns 'Moon River' star Andy Williams

Wednesday September 26, 2012

Internationally renowned singer Andy Williams has died at the age 84.

The star died on Tuesday night after a long battle with bladder cancer, which was diagnosed in November 2011.

Enigmatic Andy was famed for his mellow voice, and crooned such hits as Moon River, Butterfly and Can't Get Used To Losing You.

Andy was also a favourite with former US President Ronald Reagan, who described the artist as "a national treasure".

The musician also went on to record The Andy Williams Show a popular chat and music show in the Sixties and Seventies. The show went on to win three Emmys.

Describing Moon River as his signature song, the star joked that it had become so popular he had to sometimes assert that it was his own material.

He said: "When I hear anybody else sing it, it's all I can to do stop myself from shouting at the television screen, 'No! That's my song!'"

Andy was known to be a modest individual despite being internationally successful.

He said: "I never tried to sing like anybody else, fortunately I didn't sound like anybody else. It just happened."

"I was very lucky that I had a voice that sounded different to almost anybody else's and it's recognisable."

Image: © Getty

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