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In His Safety: Gospel Singer Lecresia Campbell Has Died

Back in the 1990’s, I was a teenager in high school with aspirations of working in the entertainment industry. At that time, I was cutting my teeth in gospel music and volunteering for a Washington, DC area production company called ...
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Daryl Coley: Gospel Great Dead At 60

The entertainment industry mourns the death of Grammy-nominated Gospel great, Daryl Coley. The 60-year-old vocal wonder was an innovator in Gospel Music, known for his intricate vocal riffs and jazz-like arrangements. Known as “a singer’s singer,” Coley had been off ...
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Prince Protégé Vanity: Dead At 57

Singer Vanity has died. The Prince protégé and lead singer of the 1980’s girl group Vanity 6 was 57-years-old. Vanity, whose real name was Denise Katrina Matthews, passed after battling sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis—an inflammation of the small intestines. The singer ...
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Dottie Peoples: Gospel Great’s Mother Dies

The “Songbird of the South” Dottie Peoples is coping with the loss of her mother, Althea Milton. Milton died on Jan. 21 at the age of 85 after battling a brief undisclosed illness. The mother of eight children, she leaves ...
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Kelly Price: A Letter To Her Friend Whitney Houston

R&B star Kelly Price was the last person to perform with Whitney Houston before she died in 2012.  Houston attended Price’s “For The Love Of R&B” pre-Grammy party at Tru Hollywood nightclub in Los Angeles just 48 hours before she ...
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Andraé Crouch: Music Legend Dead At Age 72

Gospel music legend Andraé Crouch has died at age 72. The Grammy-winning artist was an accomplished singer, songwriter and arranger passed after being hospitalized at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Northridge, Calif. on Thursday evening. He had been hospitalized since ...
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Ruby Dee: Famed Actress Dead At 91

Legendary stage, TV and film actress Rudy Dee has died at age 91. The SAG Award-winning actress died from natural causes at her home in New Rochelle, NY surrounded by her family. A civil rights activist and pioneer for African-American ...
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Maya Angelou: American Treasure Dead At Age 86

Renowned poet, novelist, educator and actress Maya Angelou has died. She passed at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. her publicist, Helen Brann has confirmed. Born Marguerite Ann Johnson, Angelou is best known for famed literary works like “I Know Why the ...
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JJ Hairston: Gospel Singer’s Mother Dies

Gospel star JJ Hairston is mourning the loss of his mother, Evangelist Sandra F. Johnson. Hairston’s mom died on Wednesday, Feb. 12 after battling cancer. The director of the Connecticut-based choir Youthful Praise spoke about his mom’s ongoing illness during the ...
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Dr. Charles Hayes: Acclaimed Preacher & Gospel Artist Dead at ...

Dr. Charles Hayes, senior pastor of the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer in Chicago, Illi. died on Wednesday, Feb. 12. In addition to leading his ministry at that the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer for more than 54 years, Father Hayes – ...