Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry dead at 50: Country community reacts

The country music community lost half of the duo Montgomery Gentry on Friday when Troy Gentry died in a helicopter crash.

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A representative for Montgomery Gentry confirmed the news in a statement, saying Gentry, 50, was killed when an aircraft crashed in Medford, New Jersey.

Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry died in a helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey , Sept. 8. (Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum/Getty Images for the Country Mus)

Musicians and institutions in the country community and elsewhere expressed condolences and thoughts on Twitter:

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