God’s Speed Andy Williams

Breaks My Heart, My Huckleberry Friend – Your Moon River will always take me around the bend

Andy Williams, whose corn-fed good looks, easygoing charm and smooth rendition of “Moon River” propelled him to the heights of music stardom in the early ’60s, died Tuesday at his home in Branson, Mo., following a battle with bladder cancer, his family announced.

He was 84, and 2012 had marked his 75th year in showbiz. Williams is survived by his wife Debbie and his three children, Robert, Noelle and Christian.

With 17 gold and three platinum records to his name, Williams enjoyed his golden years playing golf and dividing his time between La Quinta, Calif., and Branson, where he appeared at his Andy Williams Moon River Theater since 1992.

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19 thoughts on “God’s Speed Andy Williams

  1. Remember Andy Williams on TV when I was a kid. Quite a voice but, it’s one thing to have a voice, and quite another to be able to use it so well.
    I once worked at ABC in Hollywood as A Page, a very long time ago, and was able to meet him.

    • Thanks so much Dave for your added memories.. very personal ones too. Nice.

      I will remember that voice that could be recognized in the first note. and his gentle spirit.

      Sweet memories of a “very long time ago” are perfect gems to be shared.
      Thanks again for doing so. ~ BB

    • Thank you so much for coming by and adding your beautiful sentiment to the rest here. I like that we all can share in those things that we do to celebrate our Huckleberry friend…..

      Hope you’ll come back again ~ BB

  2. I remember Andy Williams from Christmas specials in the 70s — his voice was always clear as a flute and smooth as silk. He will be sorely missed, by me and so very many others. Rest in peace, Andy.

    • You said the perfect thing about him Les, he was a perfectly fine gentlemen. Key word too being gentlemen. breaking it down to he was as gentle man.

      Thank you for stopping by and adding your great comment to this smal; tribute.

    • I’m grateful I saw it before I left the house, or someone would have broad sided me with it.
      My dad could sound just like him,( he had this amazing & uncanny ability to sound quite like Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves. And Andy Williams) and its always left a soft place in my heart for all three. Andy Williams, the last of those three to be taken to the bandstand in the sky. Yes, Rest in Peace Mr Williams.

      You are so welcome Tess. Iam sorry it was me though that brought it to you. Take care ~ BB

    • You are welcome sis caddo. I woke up and saw the news about him on a music channel.
      84 yrs was a good life I’m thinking though. So maybe we celebrate his music and him instead.of being sad for our loss. He is a good place of that I am sure.

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