September 19 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Moon River singer Andy Williams has died aged 84.
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.
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