Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo,  Montgomery Gentry . . . was killed in a helicopter crash today at approximately 1 p.m. in Medford, New Jersey. The duo was scheduled to  perform tonight at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford. Troy was 50 years old.

Details of the crash are unknown.

Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.