In Brief

Andy Williams, whose hits included the 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' classic and Music To Watch Girls By, has died aged 84, a year after being diagnosed with bladder cancer.

Through the popularity of his television show and his mellifluous tenor voice, Andy Williams, who has died aged 84 after suffering from bladder cancer, was one of the best-loved figures in American popular culture. In a career that spanned eight decades, he sold more than 100m albums. Ronald Reagan described Williams’s distinctive voice as a “national treasure”.

The Andy Williams Show was also a favourite on British television and he had numerous UK hits in the 1960s and 70s. Among the biggest wereCan’t Get Used to Losing You (1963), Can’t Help Falling in Love (1970)and Where Do I Begin (1971), the theme from the 1970 film Love Story.

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