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LOS ANGELES, CA — Music legend Andraé Crouch, also known as the Father of Modern Gospel 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.

A celebration of Andraé Crouch’s life is now set to take place on Tuesday, January 20th and Wednesday, January 21st at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, located at 3045 Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, California. Both services will be open to the public.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Viewing: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Tribute Celebration: 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Viewing: 10:00am – 11:00am

Celebration of Life: 11:00am

In lieu of flowers, please send tax-deductible donations to:

Andraé Crouch Memorial Fund

c/o New Christ Memorial Church

13333 Vaughn, Pacoima, CA 91340

Cards and letters may be sent to:

New Christ Memorial Church

Attn.: Mauri Jones

13333 Vaughn, Pacoima, CA 91340

Andraé’s family requests privacy at this time. All media requests should be directed to Brian Mayes at Nashville Publicity Group, or 615-771-2040. All other requests can be directed to Demetrus Alexander at .

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.

May we all keep his family and friends in prayer!

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