The Gospel music world is mourning the death of legendary artist and writer Edwin Hawkins!
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Edwin Hawkins –– a celebrated artist, innovator, and music icon. Though he will be greatly missed the world over, the message of love, life, and encouragement that he incorporated into his music gives us all the same hope that we’ll join him in heaven and sing `Oh Happy Day.’” the Hawkins Family said.
Hawkins who was a member of the world famous Hawkins family that also included his brother Walter and Walter’s wife Tramaine was the writer and performer of legendary songs including “Oh Happy Day”, and “Thank You Lord (For All You’ve Done For Me).”
Edwin Hawkins died January 15th from complications of prostate cancer, he was 74.