26 September 2012 6:20 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Legendary singer Andy Williams has passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 84. 

His rep confirmed to Et that Williams died Tuesday night at his home in Branson, Missouri, from complications related to bladder cancer. 

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The famous crooner rose to fame in the mid '50s and during his career made a remarkable 18 gold and three platinum albums. He hosted the variety TV program The Andy Williams Show from 1962 to 1971, as well as many more specials. Williams -- whose hit Moon River became his signature song -- was also owner of the Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri. 

He is survived by his wife Debbie and his three children, Robert, Noelle and Christian. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

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