Renowned Atlanta-born gospel singer LaShun Pace dead at 60

ATLANTA — Renowned Atlanta-born gospel singer LaShun Pace has died, her management company confirmed Monday.

She was 60 years old.

Pace first came onto the gospel scene in the mid-70s, performing solo and then alongside her eight sisters in the Grammy-nominated group The Anointed Pace Sisters.

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She toured both with her sisters and as a solo act and performed on the big screen as the Angel of Mercy in Steve Martin’s 1992 film “Leap of Faith.”

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Pace was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2007, and in January 2015, she and the Anointed Pace Sisters were honored in their hometown of Atlanta at the 16th Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards.

Pace suffered from health issues including cancer, weight issues and a ruptured esophagus, though her cause of death has not been released.

She grew up in the small Atlanta community of Poole Creek.

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