Legendary crooner Andy Williams
has died in Los Angeles at the age of 84, it has been reported.
His representative announced that Williams had died in Branson, Missouri, following a year-long battle with bladder cancer.Andy Williams
has been an easy listening household name for half a century
Williams, whose career began when he performed with his brothers in a quartet in their native Iowa, had been a household name for easy listening since the 1960s, whose sales at one time rivalled those of Elvis Presley
and Frank Sinatra
His catalogue of enduring songs included Moon River, Music To Watch Girls By, Butterfly, Can't Get Used To Losing You
, Everything is Beautiful and The Streak, and he recorded as many as 18 gold-certified albums.
For a decade through to 1971, he was at the helm of The Andy Williams Show
, which was required viewing for families across America.
In the town of Branson,