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'Moon River' singer Andy Williams dies at 84

Published On: Sep 26 2012 08:40:44 AM CDT
Updated On: Sep 26 2012 09:35:39 AM CDT
Andy Williams

Steve Marcus / Reuters

Legendary singer Andy Williams lost his yearlong battle with bladder cancer on Tuesday night, his family confirmed in a statement. He died at home in Branson, Mo. He was 84.

Williams was well-known for his Oscar-winning song "Moon River," which was featured in the iconic 1961 movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's," but that's far from his only hit.

The crooner, who got his professional start in the business at the age of 8, also saw success with songs like "Canadian Sunset," "Can't Get Used to Losing You" and "The Hawaiian Wedding Song," for which he received his first of five Grammy nods.

Williams is survived by his wife, Debbie, and his three kids, Robert, Noelle and Christian.

Instead of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.