On Friday (September 8), reports started circulating that the duo's show at the Flying W Airport & Resort had been canceled following a helicopter crash. Later, Montgomery Gentry's official Twitter confirmed the sad news that Troy passed away following the crash.
Once the news was confirmed, country stars flocked to social media to express their grief. Many artists had the chance to work with Troy over the years, others looked up to him, and many considered him a friend.
This list shows the reactions of only a few of the many artists whose lives Troy touched...
Sad about Don Williams but Troy Gentry was my friend. I had great times with him. I'm stunned, angry and upset at the moment. I'll miss you.— Shooter Jennings (@ShooterJennings) September 8, 2017
My heart is broken! Troy Gentry was a dear friend! My love and sympathy to Angie and his family at this tragic time. pic.twitter.com/JZOTsYlme6— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) September 8, 2017
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
RIP Troy Gentry....So heartbroken and speechless. Praying for friends and family 🙏🏼— Danielle Bradbery (@DBradbery) 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
God bless you Troy Gentry. Heartbroken and in disbelief.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) 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
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.— Terri Clark (@TerriClarkMusic) 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.— Big & Rich (@bigandrich) 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
Just heard the tragic news bout Troy...he's one of the good ones...pls pray for his family and friends..tough days but God is there always🙏🏼— Clay Walker (@ClayWalker) September 8, 2017
Shocked and saddened by the sudden, tragic loss of Troy today. He was a friend and a good man. Prayers go out to his precious family. pic.twitter.com/1u8d4rerE9— Rascal Flatts (@rascalflatts) September 8, 2017
I remember the night I got to tell Troy and Eddie they were going to become members of the Grand Ol Opry. So sad pic.twitter.com/StvpT9DxYP— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) September 8, 2017
Sad day in country music. Don Williams and Troy gentry will be missed. In shock. Thoughts and prayers to the family of a hero and a buddy. 😔— Justin Moore (@JustinColeMoore) September 8, 2017
Devastated to hear the news. Troy, thank you for your kindness, your spirit, your joy and the love you shared with everyone you met. pic.twitter.com/eTm76cZkb8— Little Big Town (@littlebigtown) September 8, 2017
It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart to hear of the death of my long time friend Troy Gentry,— John M. Montgomery (@JM2Squared) September 8, 2017
Our prayers go out to Troy's family, his bandmate Eddie Montgomery, and all of his friends. May he rest in peace.
Found this picture of me and my old friend Troy a few days ago.. I am heart broken. pic.twitter.com/J3mT86DIaa— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) September 8, 2017
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