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Tue Jan 16, 2018, 01:56 AM

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies, aged 74

Source: BBC

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies, aged 74

16 January 2018

The American gospel music star Edwin Hawkins has died at his home in California, at the age of 74.

The Grammy-winning singer had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, his publicist said.

Hawkins was regarded as a pioneer of urban gospel music, blending gospel hymns with secular sound. He is best-known for the 1969 hit Oh Happy Day.

The following year the Edwin Hawkins Singers backed Melanie on her top 10 hit Lay Down (Candles in the Rain).

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Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42699330

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 02:11 AM

1. I am an atheist, but Oh Happy Day and Candles in the Rain are...

...two of my favorite songs.

RIP EH.

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Tue Jan 16, 2018, 07:24 AM

2. Two of my favorites as well. RIP, sir

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