A helicopter crash at the Flying W Airport in Medford, N.J. has resulted in the death of country music star Troy Gentry.
Sources close to the family confirm to LEX 18 that Gentry was killed in the crash.
The helicopter crashed into a wooded area near the Flying W Airport in Medford hours before Montgomery Gentry was due to perform at a resort that is also housed at the airport. The airport announced the cancellation of the gig Friday afternoon.
The band’s website called Gentry’s death “tragic” and said details of the crash are unknown. In a tweet, Montgomery Gentry said, “Troy’s family wishes to acknowledge all the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.”
Gentry was one-half of the duo of the Kentucky-based group Montgomery Gentry. The crash occurred around noon Friday. A distress call was sent from the helicopter before it crashed.
The singer was 50 years old and leaves behind a wife and two children.
Eddie Montgomery was not onboard the helicopter.
Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.’
Kentucky natives Gentry and Eddie Montgomery started Montgomery Gentry in the ’90s. Their biggest hits include “That’s Something to Be Proud Of” and “Where I Come From.”
He will be missed!
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