TV Host and Singer Andy Williams Has Died

By: Carly Swain
By: Carly Swain

Emmy-winning TV host and `Moon River' singer Andy Williams has died.

According to the artist's biography on his webpage, he began his career in his home town Wall Lake, Iowa. After being picked up by Bing Crosby, Williams and his brothers had a 1944 hit, “Swinging on a Star."

In the 1950's, he was a regular performer on Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" in New York City, according to the singers biography page. The singer's biggest hit was the Oscar-winning song, "Moon River," made famous in the Audrey Hepburn film, "Breakfast At Tiffany's."

Williams' publicist, Paul Shefrin, said Williams lost his battle with bladder cancer. He was diagnosed in November of 2011, though he continued performing at his own theater in Branson, MO.

Williams' music career earned him 18 gold and 3 platinum certified albums.

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