Gospel singer Marvin Sease has reportedly passed away at the age of 64. Online sources are reporting that Sease died in Vicksburg, Miss., a little more than a week before his 65th birthday. His cause of death has not yet been revealed to the public.
Sease started his career at the age of 20, when he moved to New York to join the Gospel Crowns. He then formed his own R&B group with his three brothers called "Sease." His two biggest successes were "Ghetto Man" and "Candy Licker." The explicit lyrics of the latter song kept it from getting airplay, but it also helped him to substantially increase his following.
Sease is considered a legend on the Blues circuit, and he will be missed. His death is a firm reminder that life is shorter than we think, so living it to the fullest is of the utmost importance. Get out there and fulfill your dreams, even if they exist in New York.
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