GOSPEL SINGER AUDREY MIEIR, WROTE MORE THAN 1,000 SONGS.Byline: Associated Press Associated Press: see news agency.
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Gospel music singer and songwriter Audrey Mieir died at her Irvine home, her record label's president said Thursday. She was 80.
Mieir died suddenly, Manna Music Inc. President Hal Spencer said in a telephone conversation from Pacific City, Ore. The cause of death was not known, but Mieir's husband of 60 years had just passed away a few months ago.
``There was no heart attack, no stroke,'' Spencer said. ``She just decided to quit. The two of them were more in love and more dependent on each other and we all kinda Adv. 1. kinda - to some (great or small) extent; "it was rather cold"; "the party was rather nice"; "the knife is rather dull"; "I rather regret that I cannot attend"; "He's rather good at playing the cello"; "he is kind of shy"
kind of, sort of, rather had a feeling when he left she would just give up.''
Mieir wrote more than 1,000 songs, most of them gospel music, Spencer said. Some of them were children's songs and educational songs, he said.
Lately, she was writing her memoirs, Spencer said.
The composer of ``I'll Never Be Lonely Again,'' ``All He Wants Is You,'' ``He Belongs To Me,'' ``It Matters To Him About You, ``To Be Used Of God'' and ``When You Pray,'' is best known for ``His Name Is Wonderful.''
Mieir had a show on the religious Trinity Broadcasting Network The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the largest Christian religious television network in the world and is headquartered near Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, California with studios near Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Irving, Texas and near Nashville in in Tustin, Spencer said, but she hadn't performed in more than a decade.
Mieir joined Manna Music Publishing The contractual relationship between a songwriter or music composer and a music publisher, whereby the writer assigns part or all of his or her music copyrights to the publisher in exchange for the publisher's commercial exploitation of the music. Co. in the mid-1950s, said Spencer. But her love of music began when she was 10 with the Angelus Temple Angelus Temple is the central house of worship of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles, California. It was constructed under the leadership of Aimee Semple McPherson and dedicated on the First of January, 1923. in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. . She also formed the internationally renowned Harmony Chorus.
She also founded two orphanages in Korea and facilitated adoptions.
A memorial service was set for Saturday at Melodyland Church in Anaheim.