Feb 19th ,2021 Gospel music industry is mourning the passing on of artist Carman Licciardello, known to fans simply as Carman who died on Tuesday.
An update on his Facebook page says he passed away at a Las Vegas, Nevada hospital after fighting a series of complications resulting from surgery to repair a hiatal hernia.
Carman, a GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame member, had turned 65 while in the hospital on Jan. 19.
Carman had been diagnosed with incurable multiple myeloma cancer in 2013.
He experienced several years of recovery. Then he reported last year that cancer had returned but he wouldn’t stop fighting and he planned to continue touring.
Two-time GRAMMY winner and Christian music artist Jason Crabb said, “There will never be another Carman.
He reportedly holds the world record for having the largest audience to see a single Christian artist.
He set the record for the largest concert at Texas Stadium with more than 71,000 fans and led more than 80,000 fans in worship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Carman did not just inspire his generation with his music but drama and theatre that won many to the Kingdom of God.