Andy will be spending his final days surrounded by family after losing his battle with bladder cancer — how sad. Read on for all the details.
UPDATE: Andy Williams has died.
Legendary singer Andy Williams has returned home to his family after doctors reportedly told him they could do nothing more to treat his bladder cancer.
The 84-year-old crooner has returned to Branson, Missouri, where he will be surrounded by his family and friends who are to “remember the good times and the music he has created over a career that has last three-quarters of a century.”
“They are all desperately sad to see their father suffer,” a source told the Sunday Express. “But he has told them all not to cry for him and remember him when he has gone through the music he has loved all his life.”
Andy first announced to his fans that he was suffering from the disease during a show at the Moon River Theater in Branson last December. He said, “I do have cancer of the bladder. But that is no longer a death sentence. People with cancer are getting through this thing.”
Andy continued, “They’re kicking it, and they’re winning more and more every year. And I’m going to be one of them.”
Andy achieved 18 gold and three platinum albums over the course of his career — and he will be remembered for his timeless music!
“It’s no secret last year Andy was diagnosed with bladder cancer and he’s working on recovery,” Andy’s rep told HollywoodLife.com.
We wish Andy and his family the privacy they deserve at this time.