Rance Allen was an American Bishop, Minister, and gospel musician. Best known for his wide vocal range and incredible singing voice. Recently many of Rance Allen’s fans were asking about his health and what was the cause of his death. So in this article, you will find all the answers you were looking for.
Weight Loss Journey
Over the past few many people saw changes in Rance Allen’s appearance and they noticed Allen did lose some weight but he didn’t speak anything about his health in public. But many of our sources said that was going through some health issue because of his weight.
Allen decided to lose some weight and become healthy. At that time Mr Allen lost around 20 pounds and was very happy.
How Rance Allen Died?
Rance Allen died on 31 Oct. The exact reason is unknown but some reliable sources said that recently Mr Allen was suffering from a serious health problem and was admitted to a care centre.
Rance Allen death was announced on his Facebook page. In the statement his Wife, Ellen Allen, and manager, Toby Jackson said: “While recovering from a medical procedure at Heartland ProMedica [in Sylvania], Bishop Rance Allen passed away around 3 a.m. this morning,“
Rance’s younger brother, Steve Allen said that “Mr Allen diet unexpectedly while recovering from back surgery he underwent Tuesday.” He also said, “Rance’s was doing so well until family members were told he would be sent home early this week“. But He never fully recovered from that“.
What others said about Rance Allen
Mr Allen sang at Clifford Murphy’s funeral in 2019 and the funeral of Mr Murphy’s wife, Lillian Adams, in 2005, according to Mr Murphy’s grandson, Shaim Hampton, senior pastor at Body of Christ Fellowship on Bancroft Street.
Rev. Hampton who also sings and plays the guitar said: “He challenged me as a musician to broaden my musical talent,” and further said: “Of course I had my grandfather’s influence. But there were people like [Rance Allen]. To me, he was a superstar. His voice was just unmatched.”
Local blues aficionado John Rockwood, who had recorded Mr Allen on the local Blue Suit label, broke down crying upon hearing news of Mr Allen’s death. He said Mr Allen’s early records on the legendary Stax Records label out of Memphis are unmatched.
“I used to go to his church, which is off Nebraska. He was so uplifting,” Mr Rockwood said. “It’s so sad. Rance’s music will live on forever.”
He said Mr Allen’s gospel legacy is akin to the jazz legacy left by former Toledoan Jon Hendricks.
“In his church, you couldn’t sit down when he got going. He’ll find it [religion] in you,” Mr Rockwood said. “He was a treasure in Toledo, a star. There are no replacements for people like that.“
Local blues legend Ramona Collins, a former president of the Toledo Jazz Society, said she became aware of Mr Allen in 1975.
Rance Allen was born on 19 Nov 1948 and Died on 31 Oct 2021. Allen was the main vocalist and the leader of the influential group.
He was also the senior pastor of the New Bethel Church Of God In Christ in Toledo, Ohio, since its July 1985 establishment.
Rance Allen was elevated to the office of Bishop in the Church of God in Christ, for the Michigan Northwestern Harvest Jurisdiction in Nov 2011.