Andy Williams: 1927-2012

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Andy Williams: 1927-2012

Update: The Killers added a special tribute to Williams to their Los Angeles show last night. The Las Vegas foursome performed to a sold-out crowd at The Fonda Theatre. They took a break from their typical setlist to play a special performance of Williams’ “Moon River.”

Legendary crooner Andy Williams died last night at the age of 84, according to his publicist. Williams died in his home in Branson, Mo., after a year-long bout with bladder cancer.

Williams was born in Wall Lake, Iowa. The singer began performing in 1953 and came into prominence in the ‘60s, when he hosted The Andy Williams Show. He is perhaps best known for his song “Moon River,” after which he named a theater he owned in Branson.

Williams is survived by his wife, Debbie, who he married in 1991, and his three children, Robert, Noelle and Christian. The family has asked for donations to Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network instead of flowers.