Who is Bishop Rance Allen? Bishop Rance Allen Bio/Wiki
The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) revealed in a statement Saturday that gospel music legend Bishop Rance Allen is dead at 71.
He was 71 years old.
With his namesake, The Rance Allen Group, which was formed alongside his brothers Tom, Steve, and Esau in 1970, Allen was the lead vocalist of the Detroit, Michigan gospel group. The group was renowned for its distinctive fusion of music from gospel, rock, and soul.
Allen was known for his massive vocal range as a vocalist.
Along with other gospel greats including Andraé Crouch, Marvin Winans, Bebe and Cece Winans, the Clark Sisters, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Shirley Caesar, and Donnie McClurkin, he and his group sang.
The group also won two Stellar Quartet of the Year and Conventional Group / Duo of the Year Awards in 2012.
In their statement announcing his death, COGIC said Allen’s family will hold a private memorial service because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A ceremony will be scheduled for the public at a later date.
Bishop Rance Allen. I’m tired of grieving in 2020. Rest on sir. 💔 pic.twitter.com/qzrqSUNXCo
— Just An Organist (@JMChandler_) October 31, 2020
What a HUGE loss to the gospel world. Bishop Rance Allen is one of the greatest voices on the planet. The Grammy award winning gospel artist could of lived anywhere but called TOLEDO home! Pray for his family. pic.twitter.com/x2MBx4YAgB
— KristianBrown (@KristianBrown) October 31, 2020
Rance Allen 😫🤦🏾♂️😢🙏🏽 One of the best to bless the mic with his unique voice; Gospel music won’t be the same…Put on your 👑 and robe 🙌🏾. 2020 is possibly the worst year EVER! #RIPRANCEALLEN 🎶🎤 pic.twitter.com/uR8hplZmaQ
— JustAsSureAsMyNameIsWanya (@JJustITA) October 31, 2020
SMH!!! What a GIFT…… What a TALENT….. What an incredible HUMAN BEING!!! There will NEVER be another Bishop Rance Allen!!!! Man…….. can’t lie….. this year hasn’t been “easy”…….#RIPRanceAllen #RanceAllen pic.twitter.com/QGzkwLx6Vj
— E. Dewey Smith (@edeweysmith) October 31, 2020