Gentry's death was confirmed by the group's official social media pages, which shared a heartbreaking note to their fans.
"It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00pm today in Medford, New Jersey," the statement read. "The duo was scheduled to perform tonight at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford. Troy Gentry was 50 years old. Details of the crash are unknown. Troy Gentry's family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time."
Gentry, along with Eddie Montgomery, formed the duo in 1999 and released eight studio albums from 1999 to 2015. Gentry is survived by his two daughters, Kaylee and Taylor, and wife, Angie McClure, whom he married in 1999.