BREAKING: American Gospel Music Maestro, Don Moen Dies After Short Illness http://houstonchronicle-tv.com/breaking-american-gospel-music-maestro-don-moen-dies-after-short-illness/
An American singer-songwriter, pastor evangelist, Don Moen has died after short battle with stomach pain.
His family confirmed that he died early this morning at General Acute Care (GAC) Hospital in California shortly after being rushed to the hospital.
The cause of his death is not immediately known as the body is deposited at the morgue for autopsy.
President Donald also has expressed his tributes, saying Don Moen was “one of the best gospel artists that the country has ever produced”.
According to record, the multiple award-winning star brought gospel to both old and younger generation through his unique style and drew thousands of people closer to the music genre.
Popular Bishop T.D Jakes, who had visited the musician in hospital earlier also described to local newspaper how shocked he was when he heard the news.
“It was a massive shock to me. I could not believe it at first but I was grateful that I could pray for him and bring him closer to the Lord.”-T.D. Jakes said.
A family statement, released today, said that Don Moen has passed away this morning.
Donald James “Don” Moen, 66, was an American singer-songwriter, pastor, and producer of Christian worship music.
Before Moen was hired to work for Integrity Music, he attended Oral Roberts University and became a Living Sound musician for Terry Law Ministries and traveled with Terry Law for ten years.
He produced 11 volumes for the Hosanna! Music series of worship albums.
His first album under his own name, Worship with Don Moen, was released in 1992.
His music had total global sales of over five million units.
Moen worked for Integrity Media for over 20 years, serving as creative director and president of Integrity Music, president of Integrity Label Group, and an executive producer of Integrity Music albums.
He left Integrity Media in December 2007 to start a new initiative, The Don Moen Company.
The Don Moen Company acquired MediaComplete, the church software company that created MediaShout. Moen became a radio host for Don Moen & Friends in 2009.
Moen received a Dove Award for his work on the musical God with Us in addition to amassing nine nominations for his songs.
Moen was a prolific songwriter, having worked with Claire Cloninger, Paul Overstreet, Martin J. Nystrom, Randy Rothwell, Ron Kenoly, Bob Fitts, Debbye Graafsma, Paul Baloche, Tom Brooks, among many others: worked with talented musicians, Justo Almario, Carl Albrecht, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Paul Jackson, Jr., Lenny LeBlanc and Chris Graham.
He was a major catalyst in launching the careers of Paul Baloche, Darlene Zschech, Israel Houghton, and Hillsong United.
*_May his soul rest in peace_*