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Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for ‘Oh Happy Day,’ dies at 74

Doreen McCallister,

Grammy Award-winning singer Edwin Hawkins died on Monday at his home in Pleasanton, Calif.

His publicist Bill Carpenter told news organizations that the cause was pancreatic cancer. Hawkins was 74.

A native of Oakland, Hawkins had been performing with his family and in church groups since he was a boy.


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