Tributes are being paid to the American singer and television host, Andy Williams, who's died at the age of 84. He'd been battling bladder cancer since November last year but and his publicist said he's planned to go on performing.

Williams began singing with his brothers as a child, and his easy style and mellow voice led President Ronald Reagan to call him "a national treasure."

He was probably most famous around the world for 'Moon River' which landed him an Oscar when it was featured in the hit Hollywood movie, 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' which starred Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. In the 1990s he opened the 'Andy Williams Moon River Theatre' in his home town of Branson, Missouri.

As well as winning several Emmys for his own show on the NBC network in the late 1960s, he went on to have more hits with the songs like 'Music To Watch Girls By' Butterfly and Can't Get Used To Losing You'.

Williams is survived by his wife, Debbie, and his three children, Robert, Noelle and Christian.

Written and Presented by Marverine Cole