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Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies, aged 74


Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies, aged 74

Edwin Hawkins Singers. File photo

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The Edwin Hawkins Singers have been pioneers of latest gospel music

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

The Grammy-winning singer had been affected by pancreatic most cancers, his publicist mentioned.

Hawkins was considered a pioneer of city gospel music, mixing gospel hymns with secular sound. He’s best-known for the 1969 hit Oh Glad Day.

The next 12 months the Edwin Hawkins Singers backed Melanie on her high 10 hit Lay Down (Candles within the Rain).

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