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Old 07-18-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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Singer Andy Williams reportedly near death - UPDATE

Sad. While some of the reports out there conflict, the ones coming from the most knowledgable and neutral sources say Williams -- the crooner of such classics as It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year and Moon River -- has been told his advanced bladder cancer is untreatable:

http://dancirucci.blogspot.com/2012/...s-dont-be.html



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Old 07-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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That's so sad.

I love him and the way he sings.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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Dislike. His voice is classic.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:58 PM   #4
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Aw, that's sad. I love his voice, and always enjoyed his TV show too.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #5
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What a smooth, beautiful voice...........
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:35 PM   #6
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To add some context for those who may not be familiar with this performer:

During his high-water mark, from the early 1960s to the early 1970s, Williams had a long-running prime-time weekly variety show on NBC (1962-1971). That program is remembered among things for providing the first national exposure to the Osmond Brothers.





He did a Super bowl Half Time show before they became hyper-fashionable (this shot is from Superbowl VII in January, 1973; dig the outfit):



Williams was actively touring well into his mid 80s. This is him in the UK in 2007:


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Old 07-18-2012, 01:46 PM   #7
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Funny, I live in the Branson area. Which is where he lives and everything looks like he's improving and is planning to return to his theatre first of Sept.
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Funny, I live in the Branson area. Which is where he lives and everything looks like he's improving and is planning to return to his theatre first of Sept.
Happy, that's why I said there are conflicting reports out there. The ones originating from Branson (which seem to be from the Tourism Center) imply he is there and state he is "recovering."

The neutral third party ones (not tabloids) all place him presently "at home," ensconced with his immediate family, after "doctors told him they could do nothing more to treat his bladder cancer."

For what it's worth, what I sense here is a scenario almost identical to the one we saw during the last days of Patrick Swayze.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #9
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http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-andy-wil...0,433510.story

Here is the local story,


I know that he wants to perform for his 75th year of being in showbiz. I hope he is well enough to.
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http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-andy-wil...0,433510.story

Here is the local story,


I know that he wants to perform for his 75th year of being in showbiz. I hope he is well enough to.
Happy, thanks. Obviously, it is hard to reconcile the general "he is doing well" from a vested interest (his production company) with the external reports that the medical prognosis is terminal. Again, while hoping for the best, remember we've seen this precise sort of contradiction before with Patrick Swayze, Rock Hudson, etc.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:37 PM   #11
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That's great news, I love his voice.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:42 PM   #12
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Happy, thanks. Obviously, it is hard to reconcile the general "he is doing well" from a vested interest (his production company) with the external reports that the medical prognosis is terminal. Again, while hoping for the best, remember we've seen this precise sort of contradiction before with Patrick Swayze, Rock Hudson, etc.
I wanna think the best not the worst I guess.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:00 PM   #13
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I can't hear his name without thinking of Claudine Longet and Spider Sabich. The way he swooped in like a mother bear, AW either still loved her or was determined to protect the mother of his children. It worked. THAT was once known as the trial of the century. I always thought his good guy image helped save her rear end, along with some strategy and good luck.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:41 PM   #14
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My parents listened to him and I associate him with those early days. He has such a smooth, beautiful voice.
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What a great voice! Love to hear him at Christmas time.
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