Since 2008, Cigna-HealthSpring has had the privilege of partnering with the incomparable Billy Block in producing the Silver Stars™ senior talent competition. Billy was a visionary and co-creator of Silver Stars as well as its producer and master of ceremonies. With Billy’s passing, Cigna-HealthSpring decided to take a step back to thoughtfully consider the future of Silver Stars™. Please stay tuned for more information on the future of Silver Stars™.

Billy was a creator, dream maker, community builder and wonderful friend. His joyful spirit and fierce dedication energized everything and everyone he touched. He truly was the heart and soul of Silver Stars. For that, we will be forever grateful. 


Silver Stars has touched the lives of thousands of participants, volunteers and audience members. With Billy as our partner, Cigna-HealthSpring was able to provide 72 Silver Stars finalists a stage upon which they could realize their dreams and share their amazing talent with the community.

On behalf of everyone at Cigna-HealthSpring and the entire Silver Stars family, we are deeply saddened by the loss of Billy Block and extend our deepest condolences to his family.  

Thank you to everyone who has supported this event. We invite you to read an article about Billy’s life and legacy in the Tennessean.



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