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Thu Jan 8, 2015, 11:40 PM

Andrae Crouch, legendary gospel figure, dies at 72

Source: AP

LOS ANGELES — Andrae Crouch, a legendary gospel performer, songwriter and choir director whose work graced songs by Michael Jackson and Madonna and movies such as “The Lion King,” has died. He was 72.

Crouch died Thursday afternoon at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he had been admitted Saturday after suffering a heart attack, said his publicist, Brian Mayes.

Crouch and his sister, Sandra Crouch, lived in the Pacoima area of Los Angeles, Mayes said. They were pastors at the New Christ Memorial Church in the Los Angeles suburb of San Fernando.

Born in San Francisco, Crouch wrote his first gospel tune at age 14.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 11:45 PM

1. Sorry to hear about that...

...RIP Andrae.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 11:52 PM

2. I listened to his music as a teenager.

RIP, Andrae. I hope Heaven is everything you thought it would be.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 11:57 PM

3. Rest in peace

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 12:06 AM

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 01:05 AM

5. Let the church say amen

Is my favorite Andre Crouch song. They sang it at the end of Whitney Houston's funeral. R.I.P. Rev. Crouch.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 01:12 AM

6. I used to listen to some of his music.

RIP.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 01:59 AM

7. RIP Andrae. Loved his music, especially his lead singer Tata Vega.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 02:22 AM

8. Appreciated Andrae's voice and spirit. RIP.

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