Carman was a popular contemporary Christian singer and songwriter known for songs including “The Champion.”
- Died: February 16, 2021 (Who else died on February 16?)
- Details of death: Died at a Las Vegas hospital of complications of surgery to repair a hiatal hernia at the age of 65.
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Born Carman Licciardello, he began recording under his first name and released his debut album in 1980. Carman began charting contemporary Christian hits in 1984 with “Sunday’s on the Way,” reaching No. 1 with “The Champion” (1986) and “Radically Saved” (1988). His other hit songs include “Lord of All,” “Jesus Is the Light,” and “Satan, Bite the Dust!” Carman reportedly holds the world record for the largest audience at a Christian concert. His popularity was at its height in the 1980s and early ‘90s, but he continued releasing albums for years, including his most recent release, 2014’s “No Plan B.” In 2018, he was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Tributes to Carman
Full obituary: Religion News