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MaLinda Sapp, wife of gospel singer Marvin Sapp, dies

September 10, 2010 |  9:35 am

MaLinda Sapp, the wife and manager of gospel singer Marvin Sapp, died Thursday after battling cancer, according to his record label, Verity Records. No other details were 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."

-- Associated Press