Andy Williams who is known for his hit song Moon River and the Christmas hit It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, has died at the age of 84.
Williams , was born on December 3, 1927 was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2011.
According to Wikipedia, Andy Williams began his solo career in 1953. After recording a number of unsuccessful singles for RCA Victor, the singer eventually packed up his golden voice and moved to Cadence Records. During his time at the label, Williams issued a number of charting tunes, including “Butterfly,” “Canadian Sunset,” and “The Hawaiian Wedding Song.” After leaving Cadence for Columbia Records, the singer promptly issued the hit song “Can’t Get Used to Losing You.”
Although the singer released a large number of memorable tunes over the years, it’s his rendition of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer’s song “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s that will forever be his trademark. Holiday music fans, however, would probably argue that “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is the song he will be forever known for singing.
By the mid-70s, Andy Williams had amassed 18 gold album awards for such efforts as Moon River, The Shadow of Your Smile, and Get Together with Andy Williams. At one point, he had more gold records than any other solo artist on the planet outside of Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis and Elvis Presley.