b. 30th June 1956, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
d. 17th June 2005, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
The singer and producer, Ronald Winans has passed away.
He was 48 years old.
As an integral part of the family gospel group, The Winans, he was instrumental in some of the most popular songs, of the genre, over the last twenty years.
The song, 'Let My People Go', became a huge dancefloor hit in the Eighties in the United Kingdom and across the World.
Ron released 5 albums as solo projects between 1987 and 2005, which featured new and up and coming artists.
'The whole purpose was to win over young people who might have been on the verge of going into a life of crime or going off track,' he told Billboard magazine in 1995.
In 1997, Ron experienced a massive heart attack.
He was quoted as saying at the time:
'I thank God for the saints that began praying immediately, time was a major factor, and I know it was the prayers of the believers that moved the hand of God on my behalf. I will forever be grateful to the prayer warriors for standing with me, and my family.'