Montgomery Gentry star Troy Gentry was killed Friday afternoon in a helicopter crash that happened in New Jersey. The duo was slated to perform Friday night at the Flying W Airport and Resort Friday, but given the circumstances, that performance has now been canceled.

Country star Troy Gentry's death came Friday

The Courier Post shares that Troy Gentry died after the helicopter he was flying in at the Flying W crashed around 12:37 p.m. Friday afternoon. Few details regarding the incident have been disclosed at this point, but reports detail that another man was killed in the accident.

While the identity of the second victim was not immediately released, apparently one man died at the scene of the helicopter crash and another was extricated from the wreckage and taken to Virtua Marlton Hospital. That second crash victim died a short time later. The cause of the crash has not been revealed at this point.

Troy's family thanks fans and asks for privacy

Gentry's death was revealed via Montgomery Gentry's Twitter page shortly after the incident. The post notes that details related to the crash are unknown, and Troy's family asks for privacy as they acknowledge all of the prayers and kind thoughts they are receiving from supporters.

Montgomery Gentry fans are devastated by the news, with many noting that this will be a great loss to country music. As the group's supporters know, Troy partnered with Eddie Montgomery and the Kentucky duo started performing together under the Montgomery Gentry name nearly twenty years ago. They have collaborated with many country greats over the years and they were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2009.

Few details about the crash have been released

The incident reportedly happened in a wooded area at the end of a runway and the Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the crash. Initial reports indicate that the Flying W said they would not be commenting on the crash and it seems that an early Facebook page referencing the crash has been deleted, and they now simply indicate that they'll be closed the rest of the day, with the scheduled concert canceled.

The news of Troy Gentry's death comes as a shocker for Country Music fans and everybody will be anxious to learn more as additional information comes to light. The 50-year-old Montgomery Gentry star leaves behind his wife, Angie, and two children, Kaylee and Taylor. The country duo was currently on tour, but obviously, everything will be put on hold at this point as those involved mourn Troy's passing.