*By now you’ve heard that Malinda Sapp, wife of gospel singer Marvin Sapp, has died. Here’s the official press release:

The staff of Verity Records regretfully confirms that MaLinda Sapp, wife of Marvin Sapp passed away on September 9th after battling cancer.  

In addition to being a dedicated wife, mother and co-laborer with Marvin Sapp at Lighthouse Full Life Center, where she served as administrative pastor, MaLinda managed the professional recording career of her husband.  Her legacy will be one of deep and unyielding faith; an unwavering commitment to her family and church; and excellence both in ministry and industry.

Our prayers are with Marvin Sapp and his family during this time.

At EUR Gospel press time, no funeral arrangements had been announced.