Devastating news today.
As we reported, Troy Gentry of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry died on Friday in a helicopter crash in New Jersey. He was 50 years old.
It didn’t take long before people from all over the music world to express their sadness about the tragic loss.
Take a look at some of the heartfelt reactions (below):
Sad day for country music. Troy Gentry and Don Williams have passed and that makes my heart hurt. Don was my hero and Troy was my friend
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jake Owen (@jakeowen) September 8, 2017
Troy Gentry is someone I considered a friend, and we are all absolutely numb right now. Sending love to his wife Angie and their children.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Terri Clark (@TerriClarkMusic) September 8, 2017
The band and I so sad to hear about Troy Gentry. We were just with them boys two weeks ago. God bless him and his family and band family.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ SammyKershaw (@SammyKershaw) September 8, 2017
RIP Troy Gentry. Absolutely tragic. Thoughts + prayers out to his family. ├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇ¥
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Dan + Shay (@DanAndShay) September 8, 2017
Just heard the news about Don Williams and Troy Gentry. Country music lost a hero and a friend today. My heart goes out to all.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Easton Corbin (@eastoncorbin) September 8, 2017
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Troy Gentry. We are all incredibly sorry to hear about your loss. Your music will live on!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Chase Bryant (@chasebryant) September 8, 2017
RIP Troy Gentry….So heartbroken and speechless. Praying for friends and family ├░┼╕Γäó┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╝
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Danielle Bradbery (@DBradbery) September 8, 2017
2 legends lost at once. Troy Gentry and Don Williams will be missed so much. Praying for their families and may they rest in peace.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Big & Rich (@bigandrich) September 8, 2017
I’m speechless. Pray with me for the family of Don Williams & especially the family of Troy Gentry. It’s a heavy day for country music.├░┼╕Γäó┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╝├ó┼ô┬¥├»┬╕┬Å
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic) September 8, 2017
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