- Posted September 26, 2012 by
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Good bye Andy Williams.
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
I would like to share an old roommate's dedication to a great man:
"How do you mourn the loss of a legend?
You remember the good times and smile. He was a great entertainer and great man. He treated his cast and crew with respect.
A total class act.
No matter where I go or what I do, Andy will be a part of who I am and who I've become. He made my dream come true 12 times a week. Getting to share the stage with him was an honor. I feel blessed to have met him.
Smiling, I will remember Andy Williams."
(in the pic...J.r. is standing, fifth from the left)
When I lived in Branson, for awhile J.r. and I shared an apartment.
Although we didn't perform for the same people, we still got to know each others casts.
I remember meeting Andy, and his brother Don Williams, at a couple of the Christmas parties over the years.
Both men were so very nice and down to earth.
They didn't care if you were in their cast or not, you were always welcomed with opened arms.
I will always be amazed at the strength of Andy's voice and character.
My heart goes out to his family.
Both on and off the stage.