Ronald Winans, a Grammy-winning member of the Winans gospel family who was part of the quartet the Winans, has died in Detroit. He was 48.

Ronald Winans, a Grammy-winning member of the Winans gospel family who was part of the quartet the Winans, has died in Detroit. He was 48.

Winans, who had suffered a heart attack in 1997, died today (June 17) at Harper Hospital of heart complications, his family said. He had recently been admitted for observation, the family said, after doctors realized he was retaining fluid.

"The family wishes to thank everyone who joined us in prayer and will continue to extend their unwavering support during our time of loss", BeBe Winans, one of Ronald Winans' brothers, said in a statement.

Ronald Winans, along with brothers Marvin and Carvin and Michael, were discovered by Grammy-winning gospel singer Andrae Crouch. They released their first album, "Introducing the Winans, in 1981.


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