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Legendary Gospel Artist Andrae Crouch Dies at 72

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Andrae Crouch attends the 28th Annual Stellar Awards Press Room at Grand Ole Opry House on January 19, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Gettty Images)

Legendary Grammy-winning gospel artist Andrae Crouch died Thursday, his representative confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. He was 72.

Crouch, a Los Angeles native, died about 4:30 p.m. at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications after having a heart attack on Saturday, according to Brian Mayes.

“Today my twin brother, womb-mate and best friend went home to be with the Lord,” his twin sister, Sandra Couch, said in statement. “Please keep me, my family and our church family in your prayers.  I tried to keep him here but God loved him best.”

Crouch, an award-winning singer and composer, also worked as a producer and arranger for such artists as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elton John and Diana Ross.

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