Popular singer Andy Williams has died. The man who made popular such songs as “Moon River,” and “The Days of Wine and Roses” succumbed at his home in Branson. Missouri after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was 84.
Often credited with discovering singing sensations “The Osmond Brothers,” Williams also gained press as being one of the first entertainers to turn the little town in the Ozarks known as Branson, Missouri into the tourist destination it is today. Williams also garnered some probable unwanted attention by offering his support to his former wife, Claudine Longet, during her trial for the murder of her lover, skier Vladimir Peter “Spider” Sabich in 1976.
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