On Saturday, March 10, the family of Abraham McDonald announced the death of the singer on social media.
“It is with greatest heartbreak that I, his sister [Breeze McDonald], announce the passing of my brother [Abraham McDonald] he was loved by so many. Please allow time for our family to grieve. Rest my love Heaven,” read the Facebook and Twitter post.
The 41-year-old broke out into stardom after his appearance on “Oprah’s Karaoke Challenge.” Soon after, he was signed to Def Jam Records, where he had the opportunity to work with singer/ songwriter Diane Warren for the hit song “Miracle.” McDonald did not produce an album but he did continue to push singles throughout his career and travel around the world performing.
Many will remember McDonald for his unique gift of song.
“Nearly eight years I first heard the song ‘Miracle’ by Abraham McDonald, and I simply stopped in my tracks,” said Chris Rizik in a SoulTracks article.
“With a classic, dramatically soulful voice, ‘A.B.’ ripped through the song, hitting the kind of climactic heights that we often heard from Luther or Donny, but not many others.[The] death of any man at such a young age is simply tragic, but it is particularly biting when it is an artist who touched us, even if briefly. And Abraham Mcdonald touched us. We send our condolences to his family, and we take a moment to listen to the glorious song that first stunned me in 2010 with its beauty. Rest in peace, Mr. McDonald.”
The McDonald family had this to say regarding the death of Abraham; “We and the music community around the world are saddened by the death of our prolific singer Abraham McDonald. Abraham touched the world through his lyric, song, smile and bigger than life personality. He was immensely loved by the world and he truly loved God. He has now been called home to the King.”
Funeral arrangements for the entertainer along with the cause of death have not been released. Visit www.lasentinel.net for the latest updates.