One of Gospel music's most beloved artists is mourning the loss of his wife.
Marvin Sapp's wife, MaLinda has died of colon cancer.
Earlier this year, Saap said MaLinda, who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2009, was recovering well and given a clean bill of health by doctors. But, more recently, her health had deteriorated and the 'Never Would've Made It' singer halted recording new music and touring to be by her side.
A few days ago, the Verity Gospel recording artist asked fans for their help praying around-the-clock for his wife.
MaLinda has played an integral part in Sapp's music success, having served as his manager and executive producer on several of his audio and video recordings.
She was also a limited licensed psychologist and college professor.
"In addition to being a dedicated wife, mother and co-laborer with Marvin Sapp at Lighthouse Full Life Center, where she served as administrative pastor, MaLinda managed the professional recording career of her husband," read a statement issued by Verity Gospel Music Vice President B. Jeffrey Grant-Clark. "Her legacy will be one of deep and unyielding faith; an unwavering commitment to her family and church; and excellence both in ministry and industry. Our prayers are with Marvin Sapp and his family during this time."
MaLinda Sapp was 43.