Grammy-nominated gospel singer and composer the Rev. Timothy Wright died yesterday at Bronx Veterans Hospital at the age of 61.
He was known as the Godfather of Gospel” and was a pastor at a Brooklyn church that he and his wife started 19 years ago.
Wright was critically injured in a three-vehicle car accident last July that claimed the lives of his wife and grandson and left the singer paralyzed put him on a respirator.
Wright's 1994 record, Come Thou Almighty King, recorded with the New York Fellowship Mass Choir, cracked the Billboard Top 20 for gospel albums and grabbed a Grammy nod for best traditional soul gospel album.
He was nominated again in that category in 1999 for Been There Done That, recorded with the B/J Mass Choir and featuring Myrna Summers. His best-known songs include Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Who's on the Lord's Side, and You Must Come In at the Door.