Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash on Friday

By Brianne Tracy
September 8, 2017
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This article originally appeared on People

“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,” the band confirmed in a statement on their Facebook page.

The 50-year-old country star was scheduled to perform with bandmate Eddie Montgomery at the Flying W Airport and Resort in Medford on Friday evening, and the concert was cancelled immediately.

“Details of the crash are unknown,” the post continues. “Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.”

Gentry leaves behind wife Angie and daughters, Kaylee and Taylor.

From hits “Hillbilly Shoes” to “Headlights,” Montgomery Gentry has become one of the most identifiable duos in the history of country music.

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Funeral arrangements for Gentry were not immediately released.

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