Andraé Crouch Dead at 72; Family Issues Statement + Tributes from Bishop TD Jakes, Deitrick Haddon and more Pour In
Music legend Andraé Crouch has died from complications following a heart attack on January 3rd. Andraé passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm PST at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area. Andraé was 72 years old.
“Today my twin brother, womb-mate and best friend went home to be with the Lord,” said Pastor Sandra Crouch. “Please keep me, my family and our church family in your prayers. I tried to keep him here but God loved him best. Details of Andraé’s Celebration Service and Tribute will be forthcoming.”
Meanwhile Social Media has been buzzing as many celebrities are paying tribute to the Gospel Music Icon
— TD Jakes (@BishopJakes) January 9, 2015
Another general/legend gone. Saddened to hear about the passing of Andraé Crouch. He will be dearly missed. Our… http://t.co/H8cKR2Oim2
— Zie’L (@TheOfficialZiel) January 9, 2015
The Legacy….The original Psalmist..Andre @andraecrouch You’re FOREVER LOVED.
— Byron Cage (@RealByronCage) January 9, 2015
He was an absolutely musical genius! He gave us the blueprint for contemporary gospel music in our… http://t.co/V0tQ1YNF2K
— Deitrick Haddon (@DeitrickHaddon) January 9, 2015
About Andraé Crouch:
Andraé’s accolades include 7 Grammy Awards, 6 GMA Dove Awards, an Academy Award nomination for “The Color Purple,” induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His songs have been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Paul Simon, and he has worked as a producer and arranger with many of music’s top artists, including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Elton John and many others. Andraé can also be heard on Michael Jackson’s hit singles “Man in the Mirror,” “Keep the Faith,” “Will You Be There” and “Earth Song.”