Singer Troy Gentry, 50, of the country duo Montgomery Gentry has died. The singer was tragically killed in a Helicopter Crash in Medford, New Jersey around noon on Friday, September 9th.

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Details surrounding the crash are still developing, but according to TMZ, the aircraft that Gentry was traveling in sent out a distress call seconds before plummetting to the ground. The helicopter carrying Gentry crashed into a wooded area near the Flying W Airport in Medford hours before the country music duo Montgomery Gentry were scheduled to perform later this evening.

Distress call made second before impact

At this time, it is unclear whether or not Troy Gentry was the pilot or passenger. All that is known is that Gentry was sadly killed on impact and one other passenger died en route to the hospital. A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman revealed that a full-on investigation into the details surrounding the crash has been launched, but so far all that is known is that a Schweitzer 269 "crashed in a wooded area off the end of runway 1."

Witnesses at the scene stated to news crews that the helicopter appeared to be traveling around 75 miles per hour before crashing to the ground, leaving behind a huge pile of twisted metal and smoking debris across the grassy area of the Medford airport.

TMZ reported that Troy Gentry's band partner Eddie Montgomery had not been traveling with him at the time.

Montgomery Gentry got their start back in 1999 and have since released six albums. They are best known for their hits "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," "Something to Be Proud Of," "Lucky Man," "Back When I Knew It All," and "Roll with Me," to name a few.

The band was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2009. Upon hearing of Gentry's tragic and untimely death fans and country music stars immediately began flooding the singer's social media pages with kind words and prayers for the singer and his family.

Gentry's family has asked that their privacy be respected and have thanked everyone for their heartfelt condolences and prayers during this difficult and painful time.

Presently, Gentry's friend and music partner Eddie Montgomery has not issued a comment on Gentry's death. Memorial service arrangement details for Gentry have also not been disclosed at the time of this writing.

Troy Gentry is survived by his wife Angie and their two daughters, Kaylee and Taylor.