Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry has died in a helicopter crash, the band’s Facebook page and website confirmed on Friday. He was 50. “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,” reads the post.
The post claims details of the crash are currently unknown, adding, “Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.”
According to an AP report, police received a call about a helicopter in distress around 1 p.m. on Friday. Crews were allegedly able to remove Gentry, a passenger on the aircraft, from the wreckage, but he died on the way to the hospital. The pilot died at the scene. Montgomery Gentry, comprised of Gentry and Eddie Montgomery, has had a number of popular hits on country radio and the Billboard charts. Some songs include ″Something to Be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” and “My Town.” Country music artists mourned the tragic loss of both Gentry and country legend Don Williams, who also died on Friday: Gentry is reportedly survived by his wife and two children.