Andy Williams the legendary crooner has sadly passed away aged 84. The singer famous for hits such as Moon River had been battling bladder cancer for a year and was eventually released from hospital in Los Angeles in July so that he could enjoy his final days at home, as such it was that Williams passed away at his home in Branson, Missouri on Tuesday (September 25th).
The veteran star began his career in the 1930s as part of the Williams Brothers quartet with his three singing siblings before going solo in 1953. It was there that he really took off, becoming best known for his popular renditions of a string of classic songs, including Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, Happy Heart, Can't Get Used to Losing You, and Music to Watch Girls Go By. By the 1960s he was a TV regular and hosted a weekly variety show in the U.S. between 1959 to 1971.
Williams' recording career became less prolific in the 1980s and '90s, yet he enjoyed an unexpected return to prominence in the UK in 2002 when re-recording his classic Can't Take My Eyes Off You as a duet with singer/actress Denise van Outen. He is survived by his second wife Debbie, and his three children by his first wife Claudine Longet.