Who was Andy Williams?
Andy Williams, a former drummer for the Christian rock band Casting Crowns, died of injuries sustained in a motorbike accident on his way to church, according to his band. Williams’ local church, Grace Chapel in Fairview, Tennessee, was the first to publish the post on Facebook.
Williams’ death was confirmed by Casting Crowns in a Facebook post on July 9, 2021, which stated, “Early this morning, around 1:00am, Andy Williams went to be with Jesus. He fought a great fight, but the injuries that he suffered took a toll on his physical body. You prayed along with us that Andy would be healed. You prayed along with us that Andy would wake up. You prayed along with us that God would perform a miracle. While we mourn that Andy isn’t here with us, and that we didn’t get to witness the miracle we longed for here on earth, all of our prayers were answered.”
He was 49 years old.
Kelly Williams is the wife of Andy Williams. Kelly, his wife, posted on Grace Chapel Fairview’s Facebook page, “Early this morning, around 1:00 a.m., Andy Williams went to be with Jesus. He fought a great fight, but the injuries that he suffered took a toll on his physical body.
She added, “We celebrate that Andy is in the arms of his Savior and we are grateful for the memories and laughter that Andy brought to all who knew him,”
Andy Williams was a member of the band famed for “Who Am I,” “East to West,” and other songs from 2001 to 2009. He is unrelated to the 1960s pop artist.
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The band published three studio albums and three live concert albums during that time. The Recording Industry Association of America certified each of the three studio albums as platinum.
Andy Williams Cause Of Death
Mr. Williams was reportedly riding his motorcycle to church when he was hit by a car. He was resuscitated at the scene and taken to a Nashville hospital, according to a Casting Crowns Facebook post at the time.
Williams was critically injured in a motorcycle accident on his way to church on June 27, 2021, according to CBN.
According to the website, he experienced “severe trauma to his body and brain” and required the use of a ventilator, as well as being struck by another vehicle and having one leg amputated above the knee as a result of the accident.
R.I.P. Andy Williams. Former drummer for Casting Crowns, unfortunately passed away on 7/9, after being hit by another car on 6/27.
— ✨⚜️SEGA-NES MAXIMUS⚜️✨ (@Sega_Nes_Max) July 11, 2021
According to Ms. Henry, a GoFundMe account has been set up to assist the Williams family. By Friday evening, the fund had raised $70,000 of its $250,000 target.