The family of the legendary Ghanaian gospel artiste, Danny Nettey, has confirmed his demise, but say the cause of death is not known yet.
The family said this in a statement signed by his uncle, Daniel Clottey.
The statement stated that Danny Nettey was confirmed dead at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Friday [July 15, 2016] morning.
“The cause of death is currently unknown and will be established after an autopsy [has been] completed. Information regarding his funeral arrangements will be announced by the family in the coming days.”
About Danny Nettey
He began his music career with his own group, ‘Danny Nettey and Pals,’ which focused on Christian ministry in Secondary Schools and Churches.
Nettey released his debut album, ‘Positive Change’, in 1995, which ushered the contemporary style of gospel music into Ghana and endeared him to many young people back then.
He followed that album up with two more, ‘This Time’ and ‘I believe’.
Over the course of his music career, Nettey ministered alongside the likes of Bishop T. D. Jakes, Don Moen, Bebe Winans, Ron Kenoly, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, and Alvin Slaughter.
He was also known to have mentored mainstream gospel artistes in Ghana, such as Joe Beecham and Nii Okai. In May 2016, Danny Nettey was honoured for his contribution to the Ghanaian Gospel music industry, at a ceremony that was held at the National Theatre in Accra.
By: Jeffrey Owuraku Sarpong/citifmonline.com/Ghana