Troy Gentry, 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.
In 2014, Montgomery Gentry performed at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center as part of a benefit for the Ryan McElroy Children’s Cancer Foundation.
At that time, Dutchess County Sheriff Butch Anderson said “I wrote them a letter and asked them to come and gave them a deal they couldn’t refuse.
The crash took place before 1 p.m. Firday in Medford, The helicopter’s pilot also was killed, authorities said.