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Troy Gentry

Troy Gentry, one half of the popular country duo Montgomery Gentry, was killed in a helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey, on September 8th. He was 50.

"Our world was turned upside down in an instant and nothing could have prepared us for this," his longtime singing partner Eddie Montgomery said in a statement a few days later. "Over the past few months T-Roy and I have been working on what I think is the best record of our career. In the last few weeks we had been talking about what our first single would be. Then on September 8th, none of that mattered."

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