UPDATED: Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry Has Died In Helicopter Crash

Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry had died following a helicopter crash in New Jersey Friday afternoon (Sept. 8) prior to a concert.

The helicopter crashed suddenly this afternoon around 1PM.

Montgomery Gentry's record label confirmed the tragic news on social media:

 

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— Montgomery Gentry (@mgunderground) September 8, 2017

UPDATE: In 911 audio retrieved by The BlastTroy and the pilot experienced mechanical issues, several minutes before the fatal accident.

Read more on the story here.

Troy's family asks for prayers and privacy at this time.

The investigation and story are still developing.