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Send us your tributes: Singer Andy Williams dies, aged 84

16:33 26 September 2012

File photo dated 19/01/02 of American singer Andy Williams who has died aged 84, his publicist announced today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo: James Arnold /PA Wire.

File photo dated 19/01/02 of American singer Andy Williams who has died aged 84, his publicist announced today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo: James Arnold /PA Wire.

Moon River singer Andy Williams has died aged 84.

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His publicist, Paul Shefrin, said Williams died on Tuesday night at his US home following a year-long battle with bladder cancer.

Williams began singing with his brothers as a child, and his easy style and mellow voice lead president Ronald Reagan to call him ‘a national treasure’.

Although his version of Moon River made him world famous, it was among his many hits, including Butterfly and Can’t Get Used to Losing You.

His 1967 hit Can’t Take My Eyes Off You was even converted into a popular chant by Norwich City fans, in honour of Canaries star Paul McVeigh.

The Carrow Road faithful replaced the lyrics of ‘I love you baby’ with ‘we love you Paul McVeigh’ and the song became a hit during the Northern Irish forward’s time with City.

With a string of gold albums and his signature song Moon River, Williams was a voice of the 1960s in America.

- We want to hear the tributes of his fans in Norfolk and north Suffolk. Leave us your favourite memories of Williams by writing a comment below.

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2 comments

  • What a great singer, this is a sad loss. I have always admired Andy Williams and his easy clean vital voice style. Great songs include, Moon River, Watching The Girls go by, Good Morning Star Shine. etc Martyn Osman

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    Martyn Osman

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

  • One of my favourite singers and so sad to hear he has passed away. He was a wonderful singer, so clear, effortless and you could hear every word. You knew it was his voice instantly. Timeless.

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    JanieH

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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