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Andy Williams is dead, so people on Twitter ask 'Who is Andy Williams?'

Singer Andy Williams poses for a publicity photo circa 1962.
Singer Andy Williams poses for a publicity photo circa 1962. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Andy Williams, the crooner who sold over 100 million records over 70 years in showbusiness, died today at 84.

His death continued a strange trend on Twitter where people of all ages publicly announce that they have no idea who the fallen famous person was.

Williams, the iconic singer of "Moon River", the man who brought The Osmond Brothers to the nation's attention on his Emmy-award winning tv series, the Grammy host for seven consecutive years, was also the lifelong Republican who publicly stood up for John Lennon when the Nixon administration tried to deport the Beatle.

More recently the artist who released eight Christmas albums lashed out against Barack Obama saying he didn't like the current president at all.

"I think he wants to create a socialist country. The people he associates with are very Left-wing. One is registered as a Communist," Williams said in 2009. "Obama is following Marxist theory. He's taken over the banks and the car industry. He wants the country to fail."

And yet still that didn't attract the attention of some of the people who today tweeted their ignorance.

 

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