Williams died on the same day as Troy Gentry, a member of the music duo Montgomery Gantry, who died in a helicopter crash in New Jersey. "Two myths we lost at the same time," the country's country band Big & Rich wrote in a tweet on Twitter. Troy Gantry and Don Williams will have a lot. Pray to their families. Let them go in peace. " Williams's death statement said he died of an undisclosed disease without going into details.
Williams is named the "Gentle Giant" because of his 185 cm long, sarcastic voice and temperate personality. The late singer has had popular hits such as Tulsa Time, The Bellevue, and It has been his 50-year career.
Williams was recognized as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010 and released his last album, "Reflections," in 2014. Two years later, Williams retired from touring, saying: "It's time to hang up my hat and enjoy some quiet at home."
Williams had a great influence on other musicians, setting up a bridge between pop music and rural music. In 2016, a Williams album was released entitled "The Gentle Giant: The Songs of Don Williams" that included songs by singers such as Allison Cross, Tricia Earwood, Garth Brooks and many others.