September 8, 2017 3:21 pm
Updated: September 8, 2017 4:01 pm

Troy Gentry, half of country duo Montgomery Gentry, dies in helicopter crash

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Country music fans are mourning the loss of Troy Gentry, with sources confirming the Montgomery Gentry star died in a helicopter crash on Friday.

The accident took place near Medford, New Jersey, where Montgomery Gentry was scheduled to perform.

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According to LEX 18 News of Lexington, Kentucky (Gentry’s hometown), sources confirm that Gentry and another individual lost their lives in the crash. Eddie Montgomery, the other half of the popular country duo, was reportedly not onboard the helicopter.

According to sources, the crash occurred at approximately 1 p.m. local time; authorities are said to still be on the scene.

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Gentry, 50, is survived by wife Angie and the couple’s two children.

The sad news was confirmed via social media on the duo’s official Twitter account.

Following news of Gentry’s death, the singer’s friend and fellow country artist Shooter Jennings (son of outlaw country legend Waylon Jennings) and singer Sheryl Crow were among those to express their grief on Twitter.

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