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The gospel community began mourning the loss ofAndraé Crouch tonight.

Music legend Andraé Crouch has died. The Grammy and Dove Award winner passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm PST at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area. Andraé, 72, was hospitalized on January 3rd.

Andraé’s family requests privacy at this time.

 Deitrick Haddon said:

He was an absolutely musical genius! He gave us the blueprint for contemporary gospel music in our time! It was an honor for me to even shake your hand! Well done & R.I.P Pastor Andrae Crouch!

Erica Campbell said:

My heart is soo heavy i Love you Pastor Andre Crouch. #RiP #ToGodbetheGlory pray for the family and the church..Christ Memorial Church Of God In Christ








Crouch survived multiple bouts with cancer and also suffered from diabetes. In early December, Crouch was hospitalized with pneumonia and congestive heart failure, forcing the cancelation of his Let the Church Say Amen Celebration tour, which had been scheduled to begin Dec. 6 in Philadelphia.

Sandra Crouch had prayed and remained hopeful to the end. She posted the below on the 5th

Andraé Crouch, who was hospitalized on January 3rd, has had some positive response to the medical attention that has been given to him.

The medical team has given some encouraging news and we are so grateful for the many thousands of people who are praying on behalf of my brother.

With the continued medical attention and your prayers, we are trusting the Lord for a full recovery.

News came today of his untimely passing.

Watch this amazing moment.

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