Paul Beasley Cause of death: American gospel singer Paul Beasley has passed away at the age of 70. Beasley had been active in the gospel music industry since the 1970s and has released numerous albums and singles throughout his career.
He is perhaps best known for his hit single “I Go to the Rock.”
Despite being in his early 70s, Beasley remained active in the music industry and continued to pursue his musical profession until his death.
His passing was announced by Mark Clarke Music, which confirmed the news in a statement.
Born on June 12, 1950, in Terre Haute, Indiana, Beasley was the son of Jesse Clarence Beasley and Lula Deal Beasley.
He was married to Janice Marie Cooper Beasley on August 15, 1970, in Lewis, Indiana, and was an avid traveler and camper.
Beasley joined the Mighty Clouds of Joy in the 1970s and appeared on several albums before signing with Word in the early 1980s.
He went on to produce many solo albums and was also a member of The 5 Blind Boys of Alabama.
Throughout his career, Beasley was renowned for his powerful voice and ability to connect with his audience.
He received numerous awards, including a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album, and his music continues to be appreciated by fans worldwide.
Beasley was also a notable member of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and 1970s. In the early 1970s, he joined the Gospel Keynotes, which released several gospel songs, including “Won't It Be Wonderful There,” “No Way,” and “He's My Rock, My Sword, and My Shield.” In 2009, The Gospel Keynotes were accepted as members of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
The exact cause of Paul Beasley's death has not yet been disclosed, and it is unknown what led to his passing.
Tributes to the late singer flooded social media following the announcement of his death, with fans, followers, co-workers, and family members expressing their condolences and sharing their memories of him.
Beasley's death is a loss to the gospel music industry and to his countless fans around the world. He will be deeply missed.