American crooner Andy Williams has rubbished reports former US President John F Kennedy murdered screen goddess Marilyn Monroe.

The 77-year-old MOON RIVER singer was a close pal of the controversial premiere and his brother ROBERT - both of whom were romantically linked to Monroe - and despite a long-standing conspiracy theory surrounding the tragic star's death, he's dismissed the possibility of the Kennedys' involvement.

He says, "I know Robert had an affair with Marilyn but he was not involved in her death. That would never happen.

"I don't think she was murdered anyway. She was very unstable and she'd tried committing suicide before."

27/05/2005 14:02