Legendary Gospel Singer LaShun Pace Dies at 60 of Kidney Failure

LaShun Pace (LaShun Pace Facebook page)
Gospel singer and songwriter LaShun Pace passed away Monday in Atlanta at the age of 60. A Pace family member confirmed the news to Atlanta-based WXIA News, adding that she died from organ failure after being on kidney dialysis for five years.

The 60-year-old was a founding member of the Grammy-nominated gospel vocal group The Anointed Pace Sisters. Made up of nine members, the singing sisters started performing in church and local talent shows.

Pace also traveled with the Rev. Gene Martin and the Action Revival Team before finding solo success.

In 1991, she released her solo debut, He Lives, which rose to No. 2 on the Billboard gospel charts. The album featured her classic song, I Know I Been Changed. Pace's third studio album, released in 1996, A Wealthy Place, included Act Like You Know featuring Karen Clark Sheard.

Altogether, the legendary vocalist released eight studio albums and briefly worked as an actress. Most notably, Pace co-starred in Steve Martin's 1992 film, Leap of Faith, as the Angel of Mercy.

In 2003, she wrote her memoir, For My Good but for His Glory, and was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

Her dear friend Tyler Perry, who met Pace when he was a young playwright, had purchased a home for Pace's mother, Bettie Ann. She passed away in 2020.

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