Gospel Legend Timothy Wright (1948 – 2009)

Posted: April 24, 2009 in Follow up, Keep it real, Snap, Crackle and POP Culture
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timothy-wrightSad, indeed.

I’ve always heard when a couple are married for many years, and one goes home to be with the Lord, the other will leave the Earth not too far behind.

The prolific Gospel soul stirrer, Rev. Timothy Wright, has died at the age of 61.

For many months, The Writing on the Wall chronicled the plight of Rev. Wright since his tragic car crash in July 2008. For a while, it appeared as if the man behind “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus” and “You Must Come in at the Door” was going to recover the unthinkable – losing his beloved Betty and his grandson.

Regretfully, that wasn’t the case.

Gospel has lost an icon, and whether you fancy the music, the man made you reconsider. When we first spray tagged the Wall about this, I mentioned my Gospel roots in AM radio. I had the fortune to interview Rev. Wright, and while we played his jam – a personal favorite, “Trouble Don’t Last Always” – I learned a little of the man behind the myth.

Warm. Gentile. Kind. And above all, real.

It was a pleasure meeting him, and will always be a joy listening to him. “Who’s on the Lord’s Side” now? That would be you. Godspeed, brother. Take it away, Patti.

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Comments
  1. Truly a wonderful man who blessed many lives. Receive your reward, pastor. Well done.

  2. God rest his soul – and may Psalm 116:15 be said of all of us who labor in His vineyard.

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