Canadian Gospel Legend Amoy Levy Is Dead
Information reaching our news desk has it that Canadian Gospel Legend Amoy Levy has sadly passed away. She was reported to have died today December 29 2020.
At the age of six, Amoy found that she was blessed with a unique voice, and hoped that one day she would be able to display her God-given talent. She started in a family group called “Zion’s Youth’ where her musical development began. She then went on to be the Choir Director for the Youth Outreach Mass Choir. As the director, vocal arranger and lead vocalist, she was able to record with the choir and their debut album, “Just Look”, was nominated for a Juno Award and Urban Music Award in 1998.
In 2001, Amoy was also involved in a compilation project alongside Danny Brooks, Hiram Joseph, Ciceal Levy and produced by Michael Fonfara which also gained a Juno Nominee.
Amoy has also toured across Canada and the United States where she has performed in such shows as The Canadian Country Music Awards, YTV awards with ’98 Degrees’, The Juno Awards, Rita MacNeil Show, Anne Murray Show, The Theme Song for Party Mama’s, and performed with renowned artists such as Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Olivia Newton-John, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tom Cochrane and Gospel greats such as Toronto Mass Choir, Danny Brooks, Ken Whiteley, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Ricky Dillard, John P. Kee and the list goes on. She also did background vocals for Canadian Idol and has recorded with producers such as Jack Lenz and David Crystal for various commercials and television appearances.
Marc Jordan wrote – Today I learned Amoy Levy passed away. what a loss she was a remarkable person and incredible singer and did lots of Bg’s on my records and others. I remember doing a song of mine called THE LAST BUFFALO and what fun we had especially at the end.
she always seemed to have one more gear in the key of the soul also she’s on my last cd BOTH SIDES on WALK ON THE WILD SIDE Amoy always gave 110% with grace and style and her enormous talent will be missed by listeners who won’t even know its Amoy and by us in the industry who loved her and appreciated her amazing gifts rest in peace Amoy you are loved and you will be missed.
Eric Alper wrote – Sad to hear about the passing of Amoy Levy. A much-in-demand session singer for everyone, her powerhouse soprano voice was a staple in Canada’s music industry. Gospel, Pop, Jazz, R&B and Rock, she could do it all and will be missed greatly.
Owen wrote – “Many things about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand.” You showed me, love, since day one! Always so kind, always smiling, always so supportive… I was really hoping and praying for you to recover… This is devastating news to wake up to.
What a voice, What a legacy I’ll cherish the memories I have with you, on and off the stage. Rest in heavenly peace, Amoy Levy. Thank you for everything you’ve invested in me. Sending my deepest condolences to all of her family and friends. This is such a tremendous loss, but it was time for another angel in heaven.
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