Montgomery Gentry singer dies in chopper crash

Troy Gentry
Troy Gentry (Getty Images)

MEDFORD, N.J. – A helicopter crash at the Flying W Airport in Medford, New Jersey, has resulted in the death of country music star Troy Gentry, the band confirmed Friday. Gentry was 50 years old.

Gentry was one-half of the duo of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry.

The crash occurred around 1 p.m. Friday. Two individuals were killed. Eddie Montgomery was not on board the helicopter.

The Montgomery Gentry concert scheduled for Friday night at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford was canceled.

In a tweet, the band said, "Troy Gentry's family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time."

Montgomery Gentry is best known for the song "Our Town."

The other victim's identity was not released.

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