Bishop Walter L. Hawkins passes away at 61

Bishop Walter L. Hawkins passes away at 61

San Francisco : CA : USA | Jul 12, 2010 at 11:26 AM PDT
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Bishop Walter L. Hawkins was known for his Gospels all over the nation. He was considered to be legendary at what he did. At the age of 61, Bishop Walter passed away leaving behind a bereaved family and followers. Bishop Walter was not just a gospel singer he was a leading faith figure, too. His death has an impact on many people.

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.

"Thank You," "Holy One" and "Going Up Yonder" are some of Walter Hawkins' most famous songs. Hawkins songs were so well-liked that they helped him earn a position in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Trailblazer Award from publishing company BMI.

Aside from his interest in Gospels as an artist, Hawkins was also the pastor and founder of the Love Center Church in his hometown Oakland, Calif.

Bishop Walter created soulful songs, which touched many hearts. May his soul rest in peace.

harry68 is based in San Francisco, California, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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