Larry Norman Dies At Age 60

Atlanta, GA 2/26/2008 12:41 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)

Larry Norman, the father of Christian rock music, passed away early Sunday morning in Salem, OR. He was 60 years old.

Norman wrote a farewell letter, telling his close friends, family and fans that he loved them. According to his website, Norman died of heart failure around 2:45am Sunday morning, while in the arms of his brother Charles and Charles' wife Christine.

Both Christine and Charles issued letters, detailing their grief and last hours with Norman.

Norman has long been associated with what has been referred to as the Jesus People movement of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.

Norman began recording in 1966 and recorded numerous albums. Norman’s first album, I Love You, recorded when he was the lead singer for the group People!, was released in 1968.

In 2001 Norman was inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s (GMA) Hall of Fame as a solo artist. In 2007 Norman was inducted into the San Jose Rock Hall of Fame in California, both as a member of People!, and as a solo artist.

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