Former Casting Crowns' drummer Andy Williams has passed away on July 10th at 1 am. Andy was on his way to church on June 27th when his motorcycle was hit. Andy was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to the hospital. He sustained extensive injuries to his brain and body, and was on a ventilator. An emergency leg surgery on June 28th resulted in amputation above the knee. Days later, Andy passed away.
The family wrote: " Early this morning, around 1:00am, Andy Williams went to be with Jesus. He fought a great fight, but the injuries that he suffered took a toll on his physical body. You prayed along with us that Andy would be healed. You prayed along with us that Andy would wake up. You prayed along with us that God would perform a miracle.
While we mourn that Andy isn't here with us, and that we didn't get to witness the miracle we longed for here on earth, all of our prayers were answered. He is healed, he is awake and we believe that he is more alive today than he has ever been. We hold fast to Paul's words that we look not to the things that are seen, but to those things that are unseen, for they are eternal.
We celebrate that Andy is in the arms of his Savior and we are grateful for the memories and laughter that Andy brought to all who knew him. We can't thank you enough for your prayers, support, and unending love. You have walked with us through this very difficult journey and we felt you there the entire way."
"Our friend & former drummer, Andy Williams, was in a motorcycle accident this morning and really need your prayers!" a June 27 post on the Casting Crowns Facebook page read.
Andy's church has started a GoFundMe campaign in hopes of raising money to help Andy's family in such a time of need.