(CBS News) -- Singer Andy Williams died at his home in Branson, Mo., on Tuesday after a year-long battle with bladder cancer, according to his publicist Paul Shefrin. He was 84.
Born in Wall Lake, Iowa, Williams launched a solo career in 1952 and had several hit singles, including his Oscar-winning rendition of "Moon River" from the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
In 1962, he started the "The Andy Williams Show" on NBC. He opened the Andy Williams Moon River Theater in Branson in 1992.
Williams is survived by his wife, Debbie, and his three children, Robert, Noelle and Christian.