Legendary crooner Andy Williams has died in Los Angeles at the age of 84, it has been reported.

His representative announced that Williams had died in Branson, Missouri, following a year-long battle with bladder cancer.

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Andy Williams has been an easy listening household name for half a century

Williams, whose career began when he performed with his brothers in a quartet in their native Iowa, had been a household name for easy listening since the 1960s, whose sales at one time rivalled those of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

His catalogue of enduring songs included Moon River, Music To Watch Girls By, Butterfly and Can't Get Used To Losing You, and he recorded as many as 18 gold-certified albums.

For a decade through to 1971, he was at the helm of The Andy Williams Show, which was required viewing for families across America.

In the town of Branson, he owned the Moon River theatre, named after his signature ballad. Although Williams never released the single of the famous song from Breakfast at Tiffany's, he was asked to perform it at the 1962 Oscars, and quickly became forever associated with it.

The singer leaves widow Debbie and three children, Robert, Noelle and Christian, who have requested that donations be made to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, in memory of the popular balladeer.

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  • Love Beads

    1968: Popular American crooner Andy Williams shares an affectionate moment with Claudine Longet. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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    Fabian Forte (L), Donald O'Connor (2L), Frankie Avalon (2R), Andy Williams (R), and Pat Boone (C) cutting his birthday cake during party at the Ambassador Hotel. (Photo by Don Cravens//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

  • Andy Williams with his brothers

    Andy Williams (far R) and his brothers performing when they were the singing group The William Brothers. (Photo by Ray Fisher//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

  • 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    NEW YORK - JUNE 18: Singer/Songwriter Andy Williams speaks on stage during the 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall of Fame)

  • 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    NEW YORK - JUNE 18: Singer/Songwriter Andy Williams performs on stage during the 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall of Fame)

  • 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    NEW YORK - JUNE 18: Singer Andy Williams and wife Debbie Williams walk the red carpet during the 40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall of Fame)

  • 10th Annual Ella Awards

    Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews and Andy Williams at the Society of Singers' 10th Annual Ella Award presentation to singer, actress Dame Julie Andrews at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, Ca. 4/25/01. Los Angeles. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

  • Andy Arrives

    14th December 1976: Popular American singer Andy Williams arrives at the Talk Of The Town in London's Leicester Square for a charity cabaret show, in which he stars with Danny LaRue and Frankie Vaughan. The show is in aid of the St John's Ambulance Association and their patron the Queen will be in attendance. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

  • Andy Williams Fans

    30th April 1974: Popular American singer Andy Williams receives a silver ice bucket, goblets and a tray from Marilyn Everson, right, and Penny Probert, president and vice-president, respectively, of the Andy Williams Appreciation Society, at the Kensington Close Hotel. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

  • Andy Williams Arrives

    14th December 1976: Popular American singer Andy Williams arrives at the Talk Of The Town in London's Leicester Square for a charity cabaret show, in which he stars with Danny LaRue and Frankie Vaughan. The show is in aid of the St John's Ambulance Association and their patron the Queen will be in attendance. (Photo by Peter Cade/Central Press/Getty Images)

  • 10th Annual Ella Awards

    Robert Goulet and Andy Williams at the Society of Singers' 10th Annual Ella Award presentation to singer, actress Dame Julie Andrews at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, Ca. 4/25/01. Los Angeles. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

  • Singers (L-R) Phil Collins, Macy Gray and Andy Wil

    LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Singers (L-R) Phil Collins, Macy Gray and Andy Williams present the Grammy for Song of the Year during the 42d Annual Grammy Award in Los Angeles 23 February, 2000. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Dempsey And Williams

    30th April 1974: American boxer Jack Dempsey (1895 - 1983) 'chins' popular singer Andy Williams in London. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

  • Williams In White

    American singer Andy Williams performing before an audience of 10,000 at the Crystal Palace Bowl, the first venue of his current European tour. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

  • Andy Williams and Alan Bernard

    TV producer Alan Bernard (L) and Folk singer Andy Williams (2L) watching dancers audition for this show at NBC Studio. (Photo by Leonard Mccombe//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

  • Andy Williams

    22nd May 1968: American vocalist Andy Williams rehearsing at the Royal Albert Hall for a series of three concerts with the Henry Mancini Concert Orchestra. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

  • Andy And Julie

    American singer Andy Williams with British singer and actress Julie Andrews. They are in Hollywood for the Golden Globe Awards, where Julie has been nominated for an award and Andy will be master of ceremonies. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

  • Andy Williams

    9th November 1970: American singer Andy Williams, rehearsing at the London Palladium for a Royal Variety Performance. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

  • Andy Williams

    29th July 1972: Popular American singer Andy Williams gets a bit of cricket practice in at the Oval, London, before making his debut there in a match with the Vic Lewis All Stars VI, who will compete with the Mickey Stewart Surrey VI in the Mickey Stewart 1972 Testimonial Match. (Photo by Leonard Burt/Central Press/Getty Images)

  • Williams Flies In

    July 1972: Popular American singer Andy Williams amongst travellers on the runway at Heathrow Airport. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

  • 1971, American singer Andy Williams

    Entertainment/Music, London, England, 17th December 1971, American singer Andy Williams famous for his 'easy listening' style (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Vaughan And Co

    American jazz singer and pianist Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan (1924 - 1990) with singer Andy Williams (right) and conductor Nelson Riddle who are all to appear in cabaret for the first time together at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Original Publication: People Disc - HM0092 (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

  • 50th Annual Grammy Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Singers Nelly Furtado, Andy Williams and Roselyn Sanchez onstage during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 50th Annual Grammy Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Singers Nelly Furtado, Andy Williams and Roselyn Sanchez onstage during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 10th Annual Ella Awards

    Andy Williams performs at the Society of Singers' 10th Annual Ella Award presentation to singer, actress Dame Julie Andrews at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, Ca. 4/25/01. Los Angeles. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

  • The Society Of Singers 17th Annual ELLA Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 19: (L to R) Singers Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, Barry Manilow and Pat Boone pose for a photograph at The Society of Singers 17th Annual ELLA Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 19, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

  • Singer Andy Williams and his wife, Debbi

    Singer Andy Williams and his wife, Debbie, arrive at the 50th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Gabriel BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 50th Annual Grammy Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Andy Williams arrives at the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • The Osmond's Walk of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 7: (L-R standing) Jay, Tom, family patriarch George, singer Andy Williams, Merrill, Allan and Wayne Osmond. Seated are Donny, Marie and Jimmy Osmond posing at a ceremony honoring The Osmond family with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame August 7, 2003 in Hollywood, California. Donny injured his neck while body surfing in Hawaii. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

  • Andy Williams in Concert

    LONDON - JULY 1: Singer Andy Williams performs at Royal Albert Hall during his tour of the United Kingdom July 1, 2002 in London, England. (Photo by John Li/Getty Images)

  • Milton Berle's 93rd Birthday Party

    Andy Williams at 'Hollywood's Gala Salute to Milton Berle' to celebrate his 93rd birthday at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, Ca. 7/22/01. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

  • Andy Williams in Concert

    LONDON - JULY 1: Singer Andy Williams performs under red stage lights at Royal Albert Hall during his tour of the United Kingdom July 1, 2002 in London, England. (Photo by John Li/Getty Images)

  • Andy Williams

    HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 7: Singer Andy Williams attends a ceremony honoring The Osmond family with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame August 7, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

  • Andy Williams

    UNITED STATES - MARCH 25: Andy Williams during the Celine Dion new concert 'A New Day; ' at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, United States on March 25, 2003. (Photo by REPORTERS ASSOCIES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

  • Andy Williams in Concert

    LONDON - JULY 1: Singer Andy Williams performs under red stage lights at Royal Albert Hall during his tour of the United Kingdom July 1, 2002 in London, England. (Photo by John Li/Getty Images)

  • Andy Williams

    American singer Andy Wiliams performs on stage in London.

  • Andy Williams

    American singer Andy Wiliams performs on stage in London.

  • Andy Williams

    American singer Andy Wiliams performs on stage in London.

  • Andy Williams

    American singer Andy Wiliams performs on stage in London.

  • Andy Williams

    American pop singer Andy Williams.

  • Television - ATV Series - Saturday Special

    Andy Williams, American pop singer.

  • Television - ATV Series - Saturday Special

    Andy Williams, American pop singer.

  • Andy Williams

    U.S. singer Andy Williams smiles as he speaks to reporters during his news conference at a Tokyo hotel, in this July 25, 2004 file photo. The Branson Tri-Lakes News reports the 83-year-old Williams told the crowd at his Christmas show Saturday night Nov. 5, 2011 at the Moon River Theatre in Branson, Mo., that he is battling bladder cancer. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)