The Grammy and Dove Award winner Andraé Crouch has passed away at age 72, on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm PST at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in LA

Andraé Crouch was a 7 time Grammy Award winner. Some of his other achievements were: 6 GMA Dove Awards, an Academy Award nomination for “The Color Purple,” induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His songs have been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Paul Simon, and he has worked as a producer and arranger with many of music’s top artists, including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Elton John and many others. Andraé can also be heard on Michael Jackson’s hit singles “Man in the Mirror,” “Keep the Faith,” “Will You Be There” and “Earth Song.”

Mike Douglas talks to Andraé Crouch about singing the national anthem at the Democratic National Convention, taped in San Francisco in 1980

Michael Jackson’s hit single “Man in the Mirror” featuring Andraé Crouch vocals

Andraé’s family requests privacy at this time. All media requests should be directed to Brian Mayes at Nashville Publicity Group, [email protected] or 615-771-2040. All other requests can be directed to Demetrus Alexander at [email protected].

-Infinite Wiz (@InfiniteWiz)