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American Gospel Singer, Douglas Miller Dies At 71

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Death News of American gospel singer, Douglas Miller has been reported on social media. American gospel singer, Douglas Miller has sadly passed away. Douglas L Miller who started his music career in 1984 was reported to have died today February 5 2021, according to social media post made today by Facebook users.

No cause of death has been reported yet as at the time of filing this report.

Douglas Miller came to the limelight of the entertainment industry after releasing his one his best-known song “I Still love the name of Jesus”. He released an album with A&M Records, Light Records, Word Records, Atlanta International Records, and Rejoice Music Group.

His first two albums were produced by Mattie Miss Clark, mother of the legendary Clark Sisters.

But Miller’s national fame came after he joined Atlanta International Records (AIR), which released I Still Love the Name Jesus in 1984. The album rose to No. 5 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. The follow-up, 1985’s Unspeakable Joy (Light Records), hit No. 6, producing two songs that became associated with Miller: the title track and My Soul Has Been Anchored in the Lord.

His next release, Redeeming Love (back on AIR, 1985), made it to No. 22 on the chart. Living on the Top (Word, 1990) teamed Miller with such leading gospel lights as Shirley Caesar, Gwen Morton, the Thomas Whitfield Company and Michael Fletcher. While Miller’s songs have been anthologized several times, in 2000, AIR released The Best of Douglas Miller: the Early Years to bring together all of his best-known selections on one CD.

In addition to singing and appearing in faith-based musicals, Douglas Miller has been an active member of the International Music Department of the Church of God in Christ. In recognition of his singing, musicianship, songwriting and service to the church, the Christian International Bible College awarded Miller an Honorary Doctorate of Christian Music Education in 2015.

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