Memphis blues/soul/gospel artist and pastor Rev John Wilkins has died after an extended bout with COVID-19. He was 76. The sad news was shared via Wilkins' Facebook on Tuesday (10/6): "It is with a heavy heart and great sadness to share that Rev John Wilkins passed away this morning," his family wrote. "He loved God and his family and his congregation whether in church or on tour, and most of all he loved playing music with his daughters to the world. His music carries his love and spirit forward to us all. May he rest in love and power and peace."
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