‘Montgomery Gentry’ Country Singer Troy Gentry Killed In Helicopter Crash

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Troy Gentry of country music duo Montgomery Gentry performs during the 29th annual Downtown Hoedown at the Fremont Street Experience on December 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Mindy Small/FilmMagic

Gone but never forgotten. Troy Gentry was killed in a New Jersey helicopter crash on Friday, September 8, hours before his country group, Montgomery Gentry, was set to perform.

The band, who has been together for more than 20 years, confirmed the 50-year-old singer’s death in a statement via Twitter. “It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00pm today in Medford, New Jersey,” the post read. “The duo was scheduled to perform tonight at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford. Troy Gentry was 50-years-old. Details of the crash are unknown. Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers and asks for privacy at this time.”

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Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry of music duo Montgomery Gentry perform at Stoney’s Rockin Country on November 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mindy Small/FilmMagic

The Flying W Airport & Resort announced in a Facebook post that the concert has been canceled. While few facts about the accident are known, the Associated Press reported on Friday that the pilot of the helicopter had also perished in the crash. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will soon launch an investigation into the incident.

The “My Town” crooner leaves behind wife Angie and the couple’s two daughters, Kaylee and Taylor. Several country stars have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Gentry and express their support for his family.

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