Andy Williams Dead: 'Moon River' Singer Remembered

Singer celebrated for his smooth baritone and love songs.
3:00 | 09/26/12

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all day long people were trying to remember the first time they heard that voice. So many using the words like silk, chocolate, the promise of christmas. Andy williams possibly had more songs from more movies than any other singer his age. We learned today he has died at 84. David wright brings us a kind of farewell. ♪ Moon river ♪ Reporter: His signature song was from "breakfast at tiffany's." ♪ Two drifters ♪ in the movie, audrey hepburn sang "moon river." But at the academyawards that year, andy williams made it his own. Reporter: His big break the steve allen show. Which led to his own variety hour. What's your name? Donny. Reporter: And all those christmas specials. ♪S it ate most wonderful time of the year ♪ Reporter: He was a life long republican. Andy williams we'll have to declare your voice a national treasure. Reporter: But also a good friend of bobby kennedy. ♪ My ice have seen the glory of the coming of the lord ♪ Reporter: That's andy williams singing at rfk's funeral. ♪ Where do I begin to tell the story ♪ ♪ of how great love can be ♪ Reporter: Continued to PERFORM WELL INTO HIS 80s AT HIS Moon river theater in branson. ♪ Moon river white as ♪ Reporter: Andy williams was 84. David wright, abc news, hollywood.

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