By Ifeanyi Nwoko
Popular American music maestro, Don Moen has been reported to be dead but the death rumour is yet to be confirmed.
An American medium reported that the gospel singer cum evangelist died after a short battle with stomach pain.
“An American singer-songwriter, pastor evangelist, Don Moen has died after short battle with stomach pain.
“His family confirmed that he died early this morning at General Acute Care (GAC) Hospital in California shortly after being rushed to the hospital.
“The cause of his death is not immediately known as the body is deposited at the morgue for autopsy.
“President Donald also has expressed his tributes, saying Don Moen was “one of the best gospel artists that the country has ever produced@ it said.
Many have taken to their twitter handle to comiserate with the family of Don Moen, however many more twitters insist that the popular evangelist is alive, hale and hearty while others queried the autenticity of the death news.
The father of worship @donmoen is alive, hale, hearty and celebrating 4 generations of loving and serving the Lord. God bless you Don Moen. https://t.co/oIDkr9GBSV
— WorkplaceTransformer (@Okeibunor11) July 12, 2017
#BreakingNews: American Gospel singer Don Moen has passed on at age 66. He died after a short battle with stomach pain.
— Adeolu Ologun Mike u (@MikeOlogun) July 12, 2017
Please can anybody confirm to me? I just saw the news that Don Moen has passed on.
— Asu Ekiye (@asuekiyelive) July 12, 2017
Please Disregard The Fake News. Making The Rounds That American Gospel Artiste Don Moen Is Dead https://t.co/F5MOc8uDk6
— chimere okoronkwo (@meme4her) July 12, 2017
Don Moen is very much alive; hale and hearty. Probably busy communing with God for his next album. Stop the fake news. pic.twitter.com/h9X4PpEfKs
— Henrikachi (@Henrikachi) July 12, 2017
Don Moen @The ENCOUNTER 2016…A giant of faith.We celebrate a life lived for the glory of God. May God comfort his family.#TheEncounter(2) pic.twitter.com/pa6SrKqEfJ
— Pastor Chuks Ozabor (@chuksozabor) July 12, 2017
Don moen dies at 66 https://t.co/sF84llNB2O pic.twitter.com/yhsJJZlDDB
— Get love tips (@2000views) July 12, 2017
R.I.P Don moen! Such Tragedy… May God accept your beautiful soul in heaven.. Amen! ???
— Iye Edoka!❤️ (@ms_payshee) July 12, 2017
Meanwhile, those on the side that the singer is alive have started a hashtag on twitter #DonMoenIsAlive.
@donmoen is very much alive and busy washing his dishes.. So stop with the rumors already. Thanks #DonMoenIsAlive Don Moen pic.twitter.com/3MmpTSckA3
— Director Dambiz™ (@IamDambiz) July 12, 2017
Donald James “Don” Moen, 66, was an American singer-songwriter, pastor, and producer of Christian worship music.
Before Moen was hired to work for Integrity Music, he attended Oral Roberts University and became a Living Sound musician for Terry Law Ministries and traveled with Terry Law for ten years.
He produced 11 volumes for the Hosanna! Music series of worship albums. His first album under his own name, Worship with Don Moen, was released in 1992. His music has total global sales of over five million units.
Moen worked for Integrity Media for over 20 years, serving as creative director and president of Integrity Music, president of Integrity Label Group, and an executive producer of Integrity Music albums.
He left Integrity Media in December 2007 to start a new initiative, The Don Moen Company.
The Don Moen Company acquired MediaComplete, the church software company that created MediaShout. Moen became a radio host for Don Moen & Friends in 2009.
Moen received a Dove Award for his work on the musical God with Us in addition to nine nominations for his songs.
Moen has worked with Claire Cloninger, Paul Overstreet, Martin J. Nystrom, Randy Rothwell, Ron Kenoly, Bob Fitts, Debbye Graafsma, Paul Baloche, Tom Brooks, among many others.
He has worked with musicians, Justo Almario, Carl Albrecht, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Paul Jackson, Jr., Lenny LeBlanc and Chris Graham.
He was a catalyst in launching the careers of Paul Baloche, Darlene Zschech, Israel Houghton, and Hillsong United.