Stephen Hill, a gospel singer and songwriter who regularly appeared in Bill & Gloria Gaither’s popular “Homecoming” series of videos, CDs and concerts, died Sunday, Aug. 5, after a massive heart attack. He was 55.
Mr. Hill, who taught at Ben Speer’s Stamps Baxter School of Music in Nashville, was in Lumberton, N.C. for a concert at Antioch Baptist Church, when he suffered the attack.
He performed Friday, Aug. 3, during the “Gospel Legends Reunion” at Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
News of Mr. Hill’s death spread quickly Sunday evening through a shocked community of friends and musicians.
“Stephen was an incredible, gentle man whose presence filled a room,” posted gospel singer Sheri Easter on her Twitter account. Multi-instrumentalist Rebekah Long posted on Facebook, “What a great and passionate, loving soul we have lost.”