“It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00pm today in Medford, New Jersey,” reads the post.
The band was scheduled to perform at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford, New Jersey, on Friday night.
The post claims details of the crash are unknown at this time, adding, “Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.”
According to an AP report, police received a call about a helicopter in distress around 1 p.m. on Friday. Crews were allegedly able to remove Gentry, a passenger on the aircraft, from the wreckage, but he died on the way to the hospital. The pilot died at the scene.
Montgomery Gentry, comprised of Gentry and Eddie Montgomery, has had a number of popular hits on country radio and the billboard charts. Some songs include ″Something to Be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” and “My Town.”
Country music artists mourned the tragic loss of both Gentry and country legend Don Williams, who also died on Friday:
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— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) September 8, 2017
God bless you Troy Gentry. Heartbroken and in disbelief.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) September 8, 2017
The world changed today. Country music lost both a Friend and a Hero. Troy Gentry and Don Williams, you both will be dearly missed..— Lee Brice (@leebrice) September 8, 2017
So sad to hear the news of Troy Gentry. My prayers are with his family and friends. https://t.co/hhwZoc3TYY?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) September 8, 2017
Just heard about Troy Gentry... I literally have no words. Have known him for years and played so many shows with him and Eddie... #prayers— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) September 8, 2017
Unreal. So so sad. https://t.co/BK9lkRNa9E?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) 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.️— Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic) 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.— Easton Corbin (@eastoncorbin) September 8, 2017
Gentry is reportedly survived by his wife and two children.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.