Troy Gentry who was tragically killed in a helicopter crash back in September 2017 will forever live on after the Montgomery Gentry member donated parts of his body leaving behind “a gift of life.”
Due to injuries sustained in the accident, Troy’s organs were unable to be donated but his bones, tissue and cornea’s were all viable.
His wife Angie said she felt the donation was something that her late husband would want to do.
“If this is your time and God says, I’m taking you home ... but other parts of you still work perfectly well that could help somebody else, why would you not donate them?" Angie, whose sister is a kidney transplant recipient, explained to People. "You don’t throw something away that’s perfect."
On January 9, Troy was remembered with a benefit concert at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. The show, C’Ya on the Flipside officially launched the Troy Gentry Foundation, and raised more than $300,000 to help support cancer research charities, assist military families and music education organizations.
Blake Shelton’s performance on the night was one of emotion when played a stripped-down acoustic version of his hit “Over You”. The song is about Blake’s older brother who was killed in a car accident in 1990 – Shelton was just 14 years old.