Sunday, June 16, 2012,PHILADELPHIA,PA – The founder of the Gabriel Hardeman Delegation has died. Gabriel Hardeman and his delegation was a major influence in the early beginnings of modern gospel music. He is best known for his songs “Feel Like Fire” and “To The Chief Musician”. Hardeman is also responsible for writing the hit song “I Feel Good All Over” made popular by Stephanie Mills. Though Hardeman has dealt with health problems concerning his lungs over the past few years, details of his death have not yet been released. Please check back as we will be following this story.
Update – Monday, June 18th, 2012 – PHILADELPHIA, Pa
Look Up Radio has learned that Gabriel Hardeman, 68, has died from complications of interstitial fibrosis. Hardeman was diagnosed with the illness in May 2000, but with medication functioned well until 2005, when he started intermittently using a portable oxygen tank. His condition improved after a 2009 single lung transplant at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, but he recently began contacting friends to say that his prognosis was grim and to say goodbye.
He is survived by his wife, Annette Hardeman, and their son, Michael.
Gene "Keys" Burke is a husband, and father of 4 sons, a minister, a accomplished keyboardist, songwriter and author. Eugene's mission is to promote healthy lifestyles and healthly living based on biblical principles.