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How did Mahalia Jackson die? Devastating last days of 'Queen of Gospel' plagued by ill-health (543 hits)


How did Mahalia Jackson die? Devastating last days of 'Queen of Gospel' plagued by ill-health
By Beverly White

Mahalia Jackson passed away at a relatively young age of 60 on January 27, 1972. However, she made sure those 60 years were meaningful. It wasn't just her talent that won her legions of fans, but also her active participation in the Civil Rights Movement and her lifelong dedication to helping those less fortunate.

It was not surprising that Mahalia Jackson received a funeral like a few before. Approximately 50,000 mourners passed by her open glass casket to pay their respects, during a seven-hour timeframe. Many mourners stood in line for hours in the cold to say their goodbyes.

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