BREAKING: Country music star dies in helicopter crash

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“Heading to Medford, New Jersey to play tomorrow! Ya looking forward to the show? WE ARE!”  That’s the tweet sent out from the Twitter account from Montgomery Gentry on Thursday.    On Friday, one of the band’s stars was killed.

Troy Gentry, 50, was killed in a helicopter crash in New Jersey Friday.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the helicopter he was traveling on crashed into a wooded area near the Flying W Airport in Medford hours before Montgomery Gentry was due to perform at a resort that is also housed at the airport.

The airport announced the cancellation of the concert Friday afternoon.

A representative for the popular band made the announcement on Facebook, which was also shared on Twitter.

Troy Gentry and the group have performed together since the 1990s and officially formed Montgomery Gentry in 1999. The band is best known for their singles “My Town,” “Daddy Won’t Sell The Farm” and “Gone.”  See video below:

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