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Daryl Coley, Legendary Gospel Artist Dies

It has been officially announced by his family and management team that gospel music legend Daryl Coley passed away yesterday (March 15) around 8 p.m. PT at the age of 60. Reports indicate that he died peacefully while in hospice care under the watchful eye of his wife and children.
Always A-List writes that Coley had been out of the public eye for more than 10 years due to an ongoing struggle with diabetes. At one point, the illness left him temporarily blind. Several fake death reports had surfaced about Coley over the last several years marked by the hashtag #RIPDarylColey.
Daryl Coley was born in Berkeley, California, on October 30, 1955. He began his singing career at the age of 14 and eventually rose to become one of the world’s most beloved and well-known icons in gospel music. He worked with many other gospel greats over the years, including James Cleveland, the Hawkins family, the Clark Sisters, the Winans, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong, to name just a few. Coley was also a minister and founded Love Fellowship Tabernacle in Los Angeles after he felt the call to ministry. Elder Coley’s many albums had long-lasting standing on Billboard’s gospel chart.
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