Troy Gentry, of the band Montgomery Gentry, died when the helicopter he was in crashed at the Flying W Airport, the band confirmed through social media Friday afternoon.
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Country music singer Troy Gentry, half of country duo Montgomery Gentry, died Friday  after a helicopter crash in New Jersey. Gentry was on his way to a show in Medford, N.J. 

Details are still forthcoming, including the identity of a second man killed, but on Twitter, the band confirmed Gentry’s passing.

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And then the world of country music responded, along with its fans:  

Blake Shelton tweeted, “found this picture of me and my old friend Troy a few days ago..I am heart broken.”

And others, like Shooter Jennings and Jake Owen, noted that Don Williams also passed away Friday.








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