Troy Gentry of the country duo Montgomery Gentry died in a helicopter crash on Friday (Sept. 8) at the Flying W Airport in Medford, New Jersey, where his was scheduled to perform later the day. He was 50.
Both Gentry and one other aboard the flight perished. Gentry’s bandmate, Eddie Montgomery, was not on the helicopter.
The band’s Twitter account confirmed the news of Gentry’s death, noting the crash took place around 1 p.m. local time.
— Montgomery Gentry (@mgunderground) September 8, 2017
Montgomery Gentry has sold 5.2 million albums in the U.S. through Aug. 31, 2017, according to Nielsen Music. The duo’s best-selling album is 2002’s My Town, which sold has sold 1 million.
The pair has moved 6.4 million song downloads and collected 163.1 million on-demand streams in the U.S. as well.