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President Obama Reflects on Andrae Crouch's Passing
U.S. leader calls CCM icon a 'legend' in statement
 

President Obama Reflects on Andrae Crouch's Passing
   

Posted: January 12, 2015, 5:00 PM | Category: General
Artist Tags: Andrae Crouch
Source: Whitehouse.gov/Staff Reports

In response to the recent death of CCM pioneer Andrae Crouch, U.S. President Barack Obama issued the following statement on the White House website:

Michelle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of music legend Pastor Andrae Crouch. Pastor Crouch grew up the son of a minister in California and discovered at a young age that he was blessed with extraordinary musical talent which would lead to an iconic career that spanned over 50 years.

As a leading pioneer of contemporary gospel music, the soulful classics that Pastor Crouch created over the years have uplifted the hearts and minds of several generations and his timeless influence continues to be felt in not only gospel but a variety of music genres. We are grateful that his music and spirit will continue to live on for years to come and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fans during this time.


Andrae Crouch died January 8 in the Los Angeles area. He was 72.

 

 


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