The cause of music legend Andraé Crouch's death has been revealed: he apparently died from complications following a heart attack on January 3rd. Andraé passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm PST at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area. Andraé was 72 years old.
Sister Sandra Crouch laments: "Today my twin brother, womb-mate and best friend went home to be with the Lord. Please keep me, my family and our church family in your prayers. I tried to keep him here but God loved him best. Details of Andraé's Celebration Service and Tribute will be forthcoming."
Worship leader and one of the founders of Hillsong Worship Darlene Zschech pays her tribute: "Andre Crouch.. RIP. Treasured in our hearts forever, helped move worship music from performance to engagement, wrote some of the songs that have been the soundtrack to my spiritual life. Will be missed greatly xx D."
Crystal Lewis expresses her sympathies via Tweeter: "RIP @andraecrouch what a massive impact his music has had, and will continue to have, on my life."
Fellow Gospel choir master James Fortune writes: "My heart is saddened by the sudden passing of Gospel Legend and icon Andrae Crouch. I was so blessed..."
Jamie Grace expresses her grief: "my stomach literally hurts... love when Andraé Crouch shuffles on my iTunes and have been singing this..."
90s Rap artist MC Hammer shares: "RIP @andraecrouch ... Words cannot express our love for you and all the wonderfully anointed music you gave us. Angels sing & Soar. Glory."
Andraé's family requests privacy at this time. All media requests should be directed to Brian Mayes at Nashville Publicity Group, [email protected] or 615-771-2040. All other requests can be directed to Demetrus Alexander at [email protected].