Gospel Patriarch Pop Winans Dies
April 9, 2009 at 5:37 AM (PT)
Condolences to family, friends, and fans of the patriarch of gospel music's legendary WINANS family, DAVID "POP" WINANS SR., who died WEDNESDAY after a long illness at a hospice in NASHVILLE at 74.
WINANS became an artist in his own right, most recently nominated for a Grammy for "UNCENSORED" in 2000, after financing and developing his children's careers. He was the father of gospel quartet THE WINANS and brother-sister stars BEBE AND CECE WINANS; his grandchildren have also become successful gospel artists.
WINANS also recorded with his wife of 56 years, DELORES "MOM" WINANS, and in recent years frequently appeared with her on TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK and at BENNY HINN's crusades.