Bishop Walter Hawkins Illness & Death?

The world has lost one of its most prolific and poignant gospel songwriters. Grammy Award winner Bishop Walter Hawkins died of cancer yesterday at the age of 61.
He suffered from his illness for several years.
Hawkins’ career spanned more than 30 years and he released more than 14 albums since 1975 as a solo artist and with his family ensemble.
According to his older brother Edwin, Walter fought a brave battle with the disease.
What type of cancer was Bishop Walter Hawkins suffering from?

asked by Marianne in Religion | 5458 views | 07-12-2010 at 08:03 PM

Bishop Walter Hawkins was a contemporary gospel forerunner who rose to prominence as a member of the Hawkins Singers along with his brother in the late sixties.

He was reportedly battling pancreatic cancer.

The singer was born in Oakland and studied at the University of California in Berkeley.
Hawkin's solo career, however, didn't start until the early '70s, when he recorded his debut album 'Do Your Best.' But it was the success of his church's ensemble, the Love Center Choir, that garnered frequent gospel charting hits off their 'Love Alive' album series -- spanning from 1975 to 1998.

Two of Hawkins' albums hit the top of Billboard weekly gospel album sales charts in the early 1990s.

May God bless and rest his soul, and comfort his family now.

answered by Jaylen | 07-12-2010 at 08:04 PM

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