Daryl Coley, noted gospel singer dies at 60
The Berkeley, Calif.-born cleric had become a victim of several fake death reports over the last several years, as he battled diabetes.
Grammy-nominated gospel music innovator Daryl Coley succumbs to longstanding illness
LOS ANGELES — The church community and entertainment industry mourn the death of Grammy-nominated Gospel singer, Daryl Coley.
The 60-year-old gospel minister was an innovator in Gospel Music, known for his intricate vocal riffs and jazz-like arrangements.
Known as “a singer’s singer,” Coley had been off the music scene for more than a decade after years of battling diabetes, which at one point left him temporarily blind. He spent his final days in hospice care, where his wife and family made sure he was comforted.
The Berkeley, Calif.-born cleric had become a victim of several fake death reports over the last several years.
The hashtag #RIPDarylColey has trended on social media at least four times over the last year alone.
But the man behind classic church songs like “Beyond the Veil,” “He’s Preparing Me,” “Jesus Saves,” “I Can’t Tell It All” and “When Sunday Comes” with Donald Lawrence’s Tri-City Singers, made his transition March 15 around 8 p.m. PST.