Gospel's Rev. Timothy Wright Dead At 61
April 24, 2009 at 4:59 AM (PT)
The Rev. TIMOTHY WRIGHT, the GRAMMY-nominated gospel singer and composer known for his uptempo praise songs and powerful mass choir sound, has died. He was 61. WRIGHT, who was seriously injured in a car crash that killed his wife and grandson, died early THURSDAY at THE BRONX Veterans Hospital, music agent WILL BOGLE said.
TIMOTHY WRIGHT was the pastor at Grace Tabernacle Christian Center Church of God in Christ, located in the CROWN HEIGHTS section of BROOKLYN, NY. He released more than a dozen gospel recordings, writing many of the songs. His latest album, "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus," came out in 2007.
WRIGHT was critically injured JULY 4th in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near LOGANTON, PA. Another car was going the wrong way when it struck WRIGHT's car. His wife, BETTY, and 14-year-old grandson, D.J., died later at a hospital. The driver of the wrong-way car, JOHN PICK, also was killed.