Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but services will likely be private for Branson resident and legendary entertainer Andy Williams.
The Taney County Coroner’s office confirmed that Williams died at his home in Branson at 10:45 Tuesday night.
Williams built his Moon River Theater in Branson in 1992. Branson Show League president Jim Barber remembers meeting him there for the first time:
It was on the stage of that theatre in November of last year that Williams announced he had bladder cancer.
Friends and fans on Wednesday left flowers and mementoes outside the Moon River Grill, next to the theatre. Entertainer Mike Cathcart was emotional on Wednesday. He shared the stage with Williams on many occasions, and appears regularly at the restaurant:
Notables paid tribute to Williams on Wednesday. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt called Andy Williams a great man, a great entertainer and a great businessman, as well as a great friend.