US singer Andy Williams dies at 84

Updated: Sep 27, 2012, 14:59 PM IST

London: Legendary American singer Andy Williams passed away Tuesday night following a year long battle with bladder cancer. He was 84.

According to his rep, the singer was at his house in Branson, Missouri when he died, Fox News reported.

With an easy style and a mellow voice that President Ronald Reagan once termed “a national treasure,” Williams proved ideal for television.

‘The Andy Williams Show,’ which lasted in various formats from 1957 to 1971, featured Williams alternately performing his stable of easy-listening ballads and bantering casually with his guest stars.

He received 18 gold and three platinum albums over his long career and was nominated for five Grammy awards.