The country world is mourning the shocking loss of Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry who was killed in a helicopter crash in New Jersey on Friday. The singer, who was 50, was headed to a performance at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford when the helicopter he was riding in suffered mechanical problems and went down, killing both Troy and the pilot. Troy’s singing partner, Eddie Montgomery, was not on the helicopter when the crash occurred. Montgomery Gentry released eight albums and had five number-one country hits. They won Duo of the Year at both the ACM Awards and CMA Awards in 2000 and were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2009. They reportedly had a ninth album in the works at the time of Troy's death.
Troy leaves behind his second wife Angie, their daughter Kaylee and his daughter Taylor from his first marriage.
The accident is currently under investigation.