01.16.18

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Statement on the Passing of Gospel Legend Edwin Hawkins

Oakland, CA Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after the passing of Edwin Hawkins:

“I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of my dear friend Edwin Hawkins. Edwin was a musical genius – a man before his time who inspired generations through his music. Most importantly, Edwin was a strong man of faith whose commitment never wavered throughout his life.

“I have known Ed for many years and he was a source of inspiration for me personally. He always spoke words of encouragement with his beautiful smile that made me know everything was going to be ok.

“I offer my sincerest condolences to the Hawkins family during this difficult time. I pray they find comfort in knowing Edwin is at eternal peace.”