Remembering Musical Legend Andraé Crouch Dead at 72

| January 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

After nearly a week of fighting complications after have suffered a heart attack, legendary gospel singer Andraé Crouch passed away on thursday, January 8th at 72 years old. People all over mourned the loss & sent their condolences via twitter. Crouch was often times referred to as the “father of modern gospel,” as he was mainly responsible for bringing gospel music & the world of churches to the mainstream. Crouch was a 7-time Grammy award winner who worked with choirs who’ve collaborated with superstar acts like Michael Jackson in his Man In The Mirror visual & Madonna in her Like A Prayer video.

Crouch’s exceptional arrangement works on the NAACAP Image Award winning film, The Color Purple, earned him a nomination for an Academy award. He’s collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, & more on many of his gospel albums. Though he lost his battle against the heart attack, he survived cancer, diabetes, & pneumonia in which he was hospitalized for earlier this year.

We’ve suffered a great loss & the memory & spirit of Mr. Crouch will forever live on. Check out the video above provided by USA today remembering the life of Andraé Crouch.

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