Grammy-nominated gospel singer Daryl Coley reportedly died Tuesday night (03-15-16) while in hospice care. He was 60.
Coley, a prominent innovator of gospel often regarded as “a singer’s singer,” is best known for songs such as “He’s Preparing Me,” “When Sunday Comes,” “Jesus Saves” and “Beyond the Veil.”
During the height of Coley’s fame, medical problems came with him experiencing flu-like symptoms in 1991. Soon after he was diagnosed with diabetes, which resulted in temporary blindness.
In addition to his gospel career, Coley became a minister and founded the Love Fellowship Tabernacle in Los Angeles, while also rising to become one of the top figures in the gospel arena.
Taking to Instagram, Coley’s son, Te’ceion Coley shared his thoughts on his father’s passing in a touching note that signed with, “I love you forever, Daddy.”
Scroll below to see Te’ceion Coley’s Instagram posts on his father Daryl Coley as well as a video report on the gospel entertainer:
My Daddy and My Heart❤️❤️❤️ celebrating, cherishing, and crying. I love this man with every ounce of me. I’m broken-hearted but full of joy that God Allowed me to be fathered by such an awesome man father and friend. He has taught me so many thing in my life but has shown me how to be the BEST DAD IN THE WORLD. I can only pray that I be half the father he has been and will always be to me to my children. I will never stop crying from the pain of loss but will ALWAYS APPRECIATE THE TIME AND LOVE I SHARED WITH THE BEST MAN I KNOW… I love you forever DADDY #pops #darylcoley
I love you Daddy!!!!!!! You will always rest in my heart… #pops A photo posted by Te’Ceion Coley (@teceion) on