Andrae Crouch, the seven-time Grammy-winning gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and pastor, has died. He was 72.
His representative, Brian Mayes, said that the singer died at around 4:30 P.M. at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications after suffering a heart attack on Saturday, reported Los Angeles Times.
During his hospitalisation, his twin sister Sandra Crouch asked fans to pray for him on Facebook.
“On Saturday, January 3, my brother, Andrae Crouch, was taken to the hospital so that medical staff could more directly address some serious health complications that had arisen,” she wrote.
“At this time, Andrae is being attended to by a medical team, and we are so grateful for their wonderful care. We are also so grateful for the many thousands of people around the world who are praying for Andrae right now,” she added.
“We ask for your continued prayer – that Andrae will respond positively to the medical attention being given to him at this time, and that he will fully recover from this current health complication. Thank you so much…Sandra Crouch.”
Andrae wrote some popular gospel songs like ‘The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power’, ‘My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)’ and ‘Soon and Very Soon’.
He worked as an arranger with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elton John, Quincy Jones and Diana Ross. He was the person who directed the choirs that sang on Michael’s ‘Man in the Mirror’ and Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’.
Andrae’s recent ‘Let the Church Say Amen’ Celebration tour was cancelled back in December after he was hospitalised with pneumonia and congestive heart failure.