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‘Oh Happy Day’ singer Edwin Hawkins dead at 74

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

FILE - In this June 10, 2014 file photo, Edwin Hawkins appears at the Apollo Theater Spring Gala and 80th Anniversary Celebration in New York. Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day,” died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at his home in Pleasanton, Calif., at age 74. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
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FILE - In this June 10, 2014 file photo, Edwin Hawkins appears at the Apollo Theater Spring Gala and 80th Anniversary Celebration in New York. Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day,” died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at his home in Pleasanton, Calif., at age 74. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

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