Sunday, August 5, 2012

Stephen Hill Passes Away

Stephen Hill pictured with his family
(picture from his website)
Singer/ songwriter Stephen Hill passed away today. He was in North Carolina when he suffered a heart attack and died unexpectedly. Hill played and sang for more than 30 years. He was well known for his soloist appearances on the Gaither Homecoming Series. He also taught voice and guitar lessons at the Stamps Baxter School of Music. He was 55 years old. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Several artists have expressed their condolences on Twitter:

Sheri Easter - My heart is breaking for Stephen Hill's family. Please pray for them. Stephen was an incredible, gentle man whose presence filled a room.

Karen Peck Gooch - Our hearts are broken at the passing of Stephen Hill. Precious friend. Heaven's getting sweeter:)

Wes Hampton - Just talked to Jeff Easter who confirmed that Stephen Hill passed away tonight from a heart attack. I'm devastated. What a precious man.

Gordon Mote - I am so sad to hear about the passing of Stephen Hill. He was an incredible singer, and an even better person. We will miss him.

Tim Duncan - A very sad day. Stephen Hill was a great friend and a wonderful wonderful person

6 comments:

linda barnhill said...

Such a shock to all of us at the Ben Speer’s Stamps Baxter School of Music where he was a faculty member and mentor to so many. His honesty, talent, wit and generous heart made him a favorite. It’s hard for me to believe that he’s gone. I’m blessed to have known him. My prayers go out to his family.
Linda Barnhill
Administrator-Ben Speer’s Stamps Baxter School of Music

Chevi Chevalier said...

This is sad news. RIP my brother. You will be missed here on earth, but we will meet in Heaven.

Anonymous said...

Sad to hear, but it won't be long until we all meet again. Jesus is coming very soon. It could even happen today.

angie said...

This is so so sad. Im a loyal Gaither music fan in Zimbabwe Africa and it breaks my heart every time i find out we've lost one of heavens ambassadors. May his soul rest in peace.
Angela Nhekairo

Anonymous said...

I just found out today. I really loved his voice. No one could touch it

Anonymous said...

my cousins name is linda barnhill, and i just got to know stephen on gaithers videos, i wish i could of met such a wonderful, man as he. his music i play all the time, it lifts me up to god, and he has that blues touch, just makes you want to shout and dance for jesus.