Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash this afternoon at 12:30 pm at the Flying W Airport in Medford, N.J. The duo was scheduled to perform at the Flying W on Friday night, September 8th.
An NBC affiliate in Lexington, Ky. first reported the news. The 50-year-old singer was one of two people injured, including the pilot…bandmate Eddie Montgomery was not on board the aircraft at the time of the accident.
It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash,” a press release from the duo’s record label, Average Joes Entertainment, states. “Details of the crash are unknown. Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.”
Around 2PM ET on Friday, the Flying W posted on Facebook that Montgomery Gentry’s concert that night had been canceled. No further details have been given at this time, but the post notes that “information on refunds will be posted within the next week.” Taste of Country reports that, when reached by phone, a venue representative would not comment except to say the show was canceled.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and fans of Troy Gentry during this tragic time.