US country music singers Don Williams and Troy Gentry die

| Updated Oct 17, 2017 at 11:22pm

 

Country Legend Don Williams.

 

Country Star Troy Gentry.
US country music singer Don Williams - who enjoyed great success with his easy-going singing style - has died aged 78 after a short illness.

Williams began his solo career in 1971, amassing 17 number one country hits. His songs such as Gypsy Woman and Tulsa Time, were covered by singers such as Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend.

Williams was known as the gentle giant of country music.

Another country star, Troy Gentry, also died on Friday in a helicopter crash.

Williams' other hits included You're My Best Friend, I Believe in You and Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good.

In 2010, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

SOURCE: BBC News



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