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Troy Gentry, 50, dies in New Jersey helicopter crash

Troy Gentry, one half of country duo Montgomery Gentry, has died following a helicopter crash in New Jersey, according to a statement posted on the group's official site. He was 50.


MEDFORD, Nj.- Troy Gentry, one half of country duo Montgomery Gentry, has died following a helicopter crash in New Jersey, according to a statement posted on the group's official site. He was 50.

"Troy Gentry's family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time," the statement read in part.

The crash took place at about 1 p.m. ET in Medford, according to the statement.

Montgomery Gentry was scheduled to perform Friday night at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford.

Montgomery Gentry have multiple Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association awards nominations to their name. They were inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in April 2015, according to their website.

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