Wife of gospel star Marvin Sapp dies of cancer

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NEW YORK (AP) - Gospel singer Marvin Sapp is mourning the death of his wife and manager, MaLinda Sapp.

His record label, Verity Records, said she died Thursday after a fight with cancer. Details were not immediately available.

MaLinda Sapp was a professional counselor and administrative pastor at her husband’s Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Mich. The church had posted a message on its website asking for prayers for MaLinda Sapp.

The couple had three children.

Marvin Sapp is one of gospel music’s most popular stars. His 2008 song “Never Would Have Made It” set records for its duration on the charts, and he recently had a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s gospel charts with the song “The Best in Me.”

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